Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. Matthew records his teaching like this …
Matthew 6:9-15. Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don't let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one. If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
This is not so much a prayer to recite word for word, though we often do so. It is also a pattern for prayer. It's like a pathway that Jesus calls us to take as we engage in conversation with God.
Consider prayer in these steps: