When You Pray

in Prayer

I'm Ron Moore with today's Bible Minute.

In the Gospel of Matthew, we read how Jesus went up on a mountainside and preached the greatest sermon ever preached. Among the many subjects He taught on that day was the topic of prayer.

Here it is in Matthew 6:5,6. Jesus said, "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....

"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen."

The purpose of prayer is not to impress people, but to communicate with God. In fact, Jesus advised a prayer of solitude when possible. And even when our prayer must be in public, our heart should be locked in on a one-on-one conversation with God.

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