Pray Simply

“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees [what is done] in secret will reward you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the [nations] do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Pray, then, in this way…”

Matthew 6:6-9

Make every effort to pray in a private place, simply and sincerely. Prayer should be a core practice that comes from the very center of a believing heart. It is the one place and time where our focus should be solely on conveying the deepest recesses of our being to the One who created us. It should be a time set apart from everything, and everyone, else. In this intentionally isolated place and time, we have no masks to hide behind, no one to impress, and nothing to offer except our barest hopes and aspirations. “…[A]nd your Father who sees [what is done] in secret will reward you.”

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