How should we NOT pray?

How should we NOT pray? This is the question we’ll address today, as part of a series on Prayer

1.     Not as the pagans worship

Deuteronomy 12:31

31 You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.

2.     Not so people will think well of you

Matthew 6:5

5“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

3.     Not with meaningless repetition, or babbling

Matthew 6:7

7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

4.     No with bad motives

James 4:3-4

3When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. 4You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.


2 Responses

  1. Deut. 12:31, can have an application to our time also. Paganism is still just pagan or heathen at heart. No real morals, or absolute truth! Our poor English speaking people have become so pagan at heart. I really fear that God’s judgment is approaching!
    Fr. R.

  2. […] Whom Should We NOT Pray , For What Should We Pray, Where should we pray, Why should we pray, How should we NOT pray , as part of a series […]

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