We communicate with God through prayer. Our approach to God is significant when thinking about prayer. Consider the apostles who desired to learn how to pray (Lk. 11:1).
We need reverence when approaching God’s throne to speak. Without a doubt, He is to be revered and lifted up by our hearts through the words expressed from our lips.
However, this is not the only approach found in scripture, and the model prayer was not intended to be a formula used in every prayer.
Prayer signifies a relationship and leaders need to understand more fully the relationship represented through prayer.