While still on his journey to Jerusalem, Jesus offers his disciple a model of prayer. God is addressed in the same personal, trusting way that a child has, with utter confidence in its parent. In traditional Jewish manner, the prayer begins with the sanctification of God’s holy name and the longing that God’s reign would soon break into this world. The disciple is then taught to pray for a sustenance that only God can provide; that each day we may receive what we truly need for our journey. In this teaching, Jesus reveals that the essence of prayer lies in our relationship with God. Our utter neediness makes an irrefusable claim on God. What hinders prayer is a forgetfulness that God is our creator and that all we are, and all we have is gift. In prayer, we acknowledge who we are and who God is for us, and such habits of prayer are the basis for a constant sense of being in relationship with God.