As the disciples watched Jesus pray, they saw intimate communication with God. Who wouldn’t want to speak with God as Jesus did? So the disciples urgently asked Jesus to teach them to pray. There is no record of them asking Jesus to teach them to preach, teach, or evangelize. But they wanted to learn to speak with God as Jesus did. In response to their request, Jesus gave them a model prayer, “Our Father.” We need to learn how to pray, and who better to teach us than Jesus? As we consider the model prayer, we will discover how our lives can be transformed by intimate communication with God.