Matthew 6:5 NLT
When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.
This podcast is a repost originally published on May 16, 2016
Series: The Do Nots of Praying
Prayer is communion with God. It’s our personal time of giving and receiving from God. We should keep our prayers holy and sacred.
Prayers should neither be made to impress the ears and hearts of people and get acknowledged by them, nor should it be to impress God.
If we pray to impress and get acknowledged, then that is all the reward that we will get. If we want good results of our prayers that glorify Jesus, then we should be people who pray even when no one watches or appreciates us.
When God looks at us, He sees Jesus in us and is already impressed by us; we don’t need to impress Him with our prayers.
We should come to GOD like a baby; with no intentions to impress Him but to have a relationship with Him.
God already loves us more than we love Him. So we should pray with a sincere heart. And while praying in public we should not pray to get any attention to ourselves but to get people’s focus on God in the way our focus is on God and to help increase their faith in God.
Let us pray to communicate with God, to know Him better and have a relationship with Him because we love Him, and not to impress anyone.
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