Jesus’ Thoughts On Prayer 1
Jesus told us everything we need to know about prayer. Our objective is to learn to pray as Jesus taught us to pray. We pray that you will join us. Matthew 6:6-8 shares some do’s and don’ts about prayer.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:6-8, ESV)
In verse 5, Jesus tells us that God is looking for a sincere relationship and not one designed for others to observe rather than true and sincere relationship with God. Jesus in verse 6, tells us seek a private place to pray. This allows us to pray without interruption or distraction. In verse 7, Jesus tells us that the length of our prayer does not account for its reception from God. God is looking at our heart as intently as He listens to our words. In verse 8, Jesus reminds us to not be like them, the hypocrites, people who play act a life for God without having a genuine heart to live life for Him.
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