We don't have to wonder how the Lord wanted us to pray. Jesus addressed his followers and taught them the following:

"When you pray, don't babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again. Don't be like them, because your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! Pray like this:

Our Father in heaven,
may your name be honored.

May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done here on earth,
just as it is in heaven.

Give us our food for today,
and forgive us our sins,
just as we have forgiven those
who have sinned against us.

And don't let us yield to temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.

For yours is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever. Amen.

Deliver us!
(Matthew 6:7-13 NLT)