Do you know the Lord’s Prayer? Many who grew up in church have memorized it. It’s not likely that was Jesus’ intention when He offered it to His disciples as a sample prayer. I doubt He meant for it to be repeated at weekly services, or used like a special spiritual formula to be applied in times of need. Ironically, the prayer was to serve as a contrast to “vain repetition.” Nonetheless, this sample prayer and its context have much to teach us about many topics, especially prayer.