The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, for they realized that He prayed in a way different from the way in which they prayed. The Prayer which He taught them is for all of us as a school in which we learn to pray the right way. We pray the Our Father in the Divine Service. Everything is included in this wonderful prayer, and we will never outlearn it.
The Our Father is a prayer of the family of God at the family meal.
“The Little Service Book” was written by the Rev. Berthold von Schenk (1895-1974), pastor of Our Saviour—New York, as an explanation of the Common Service for children.