Prayer can be taught. Indeed, learning to pray is the quintessential means of learning how to be Christ’s disciples. It is no coincidence that Matthew’s version of the Lord’s Prayer appears in the middle of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ manual for godly living. When we pray “Thy kingdom come,” we are asking for divine assistance to help us realize what Jesus taught his disciples in the rest of the sermon. In uttering the petition “Give us this day our daily bread,” we’re acknowledging that provisions for our daily needs come to us as gifts from God. We need not worry about what we will eat or what we will drink. God will provide.