As a disclaimer I do not have a charismatic bone in my body, it’s just not part of my makeup. During my visits to charismatic churches I’m becoming more and more aware of public prayer needs and requests that are cocooned in the name of the Lord. “Yes Lord…And Lord we ask you…And Lord we know…Please Lord…Help us Lord…Hear us Lord.” It’s as though the name of the Lord has become a mantra within the prayer. Stylistically speaking, with emphasis added in italics, the model prayer taught by Jesus would sound something like, “‘Our Father in heaven, Father hallowed be your name Father, your kingdom come Father, Father your will be done on earth as it is in heaven Father. Father give us today our daily bread. Father forgive us our debts, Father as we also have forgiven our debtors. And Father lead us not into temptation, but Father deliver us from the evil one’” (Matt 6:9-13 NIV).