Prayer is something we all do at some point: a test we didn't study for; a stressful moment we weren't prepared for; at the end of our rope with finances, kids, spouse or work; or the doctor telling us, "I have bad news."
But how does prayer work? Does prayer work? When we pray, does it just go up to the ceiling and bounce back to earth? Is there someone on the other end of those prayers when we pray them?
In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus' disciples ask Him how to pray. Instead of giving them a class on prayer, he prays and in what has become called The Lord's Prayer, we get an idea of how we should talk to God and how God communicates with us.