“This, then, is how you should pray…” This is what Jesus said and doing so implied this was not to be a verbatim prayer for His disciples but a model or an example of praying. Who would best know what and how to pray than Jesus, the Son of God. He prayed regularly and knew what His Father desired for His children to say in prayer. One scholar said, “Jesus did not give this prayer to us to be memorized and recited a given number of times. In fact, He gave this prayer to keep us from using vain repetitions. Jesus did not say, "Pray in these words." He said, "Pray after this manner"; that is, "Use this prayer as a pattern, not as a substitute."
Jesus made it very clear that God’s name should be honored and glorified when we pray to Him. His name should be above all else. When we have once done that, then we can go on to ask that God grant our petitions to accomplish His will on this earth.
“This prayer begins with God's interests, not ours: God's name, God's kingdom, and God's will. Robert Law has said, "Prayer is a mighty instrument, not for getting man's will done in heaven, but for getting God's will done in earth." We have no right to ask God for anything that will dishonor His name, delay His kingdom, or disturb His will on earth.”
Should this prayer be repeated often? There is nothing wrong with repeating this prayer but remember Jesus said, “Pray in this manner…” This is really a pattern by which to pray and when we go through it you can see clearly what Jesus was talking about. Repeating this prayer verbatim could become rote for the person praying and then it could become worthless for them as a prayer. Someone has said, “Even the prayer taught us by Jesus Christ may be repeated without profit to our souls.” Prayer should come from the heart, longing to speak to the Father to honor Him and submit your requests to Him.