The Our Father is the model of how to pray. For many, it seems like a form rather than an actual prayer, but like the scriptures, it is both.
In giving us words we can pray, Jesus shows us how we can pray in our own words as well. Just like the scriptures can be repeated and meditated on, formal prayers can be as well.
Let us consider the words of the Our Father and see how it teaches us how to pray in our own words to God!