Good thoughts by Cyprian, a 3rd Century Bishop from N. Africa:
“The Lord has given us a pattern of prayer, instructing us on how we are to pray. He has made it easy for us to be heard as we pray to the Father in the worlds taught us by the Son. What prayer could be more a prayer in the truth than the one spoken by the lips of the Son, who is truth himself? To ask the Father in words his Son has given us, to let him hear the prayer of Christ ringing in his ears, is to make our prayer one of the friendship, a family prayer. Let the Father recognize the words of his Son.”
I like the Family Prayer idea! Good stuff!