Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Reflection from Leo Rosete:
At first when I saw the topic I was assigned. I thought that it was a piece-of-cake. However, eventually as I began to do my reflection, I found myself dumbstruck and could not think of where to begin my reflection - This was not at all easy. So at any rate, what actually fascinated and intrigued me more about this was the verse right before that - Verse 7 mentions, "Do not use vain repetition as the heathen do", or "Do not keep on babbling like pagans". Which brings me to the reason why I agree when folks interpret or label this as, "The Model Prayer". Because for me it was like an addendum to the ten commandments that was left out. When Jesus handed them down this prayer, it was not practiced or scripted. It was perfect because it consolidated everything. And, it was impromptu, and undeniably came straight from the heart. Which is wherein one would typically begin his/her prayer.
"Our dear heavenly Father, thank you once again for such a wonderful day. We are grateful for the boundless gifts and blessings that come our way. We thank you for always watching over us. We pray for strength for our bodies, and wisdom for making decisions, and peace through the days ahead. All these we pray in Jesus' name, Amen."