This prayer comes straight out of the Bible (Matthew 6:9-13) and is probably the most widely known prayer. Jesus was teaching us how to pray after he explained what praying is NOT like. Then He said, "Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask Him. After this manner therefore pray ye:" And then He says what we now know as "The Lord's Prayer". The entire chapter 6 of Matthew (34 verses) are very insightful about prayer. Just a great great chapter. I think THE MOST powerful line of this prayer is when we ask God to forgive us in the same way we forgive others. WHOA! Do we really want God to forgive us is 'the same' manner we forgive others? If not, then we need to be more forgiving.
first read it over and absorb what you will be saying. Then gather your thoughts and choose the specific words that you will be using to ask for your special request or intention, when appropriate.
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
THE LORD'S PRAYER