Have you ever wondered about the words you use when you pray? Over 60 percent of Americans pray regularly. Some of us feel very good at it, some of us feel all we can manage is “God, help!” in moments when life gets hard. Maybe even our tears of anger and our sighs of uncertainty are types of prayer. If you feel a little overwhelmed, or even wonder what to say when you pray, you are in good company. Jesus’ earliest followers felt the same way. After watching Jesus pray, they came to him with a simple request: “teach us to pray!” In response, Jesus gave them 57 words that change everything we know about how to communicate with God. Whatever the state of your prayer life we invite you to start 2022 by connecting with God in new ways through the prayer Jesus taught his followers.