Matthew 6:7 – “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again.
I used to be impressed by the long prayers of others. They just seemed so powerful, the more words they used, the more I was impressed.
I felt inadequate to pray. All I knew how to do was ask God to do things for me. ‘God please help me, God please provide my house payment, God please change me.’
But you know what? God doesn’t favor one persons long winded prayers over another’s simple one. What is more important is that you are praying – often.
It is a good goal to incorporate scripture into your prayers, but even this is simple and we’ll give some tips on this in next week’s power devotion.
Father God, I want my prayers to be natural and unreligious. Please help me to cut out the pretty words that don’t impress you and cut to the heart of the matter. I know You hear me and know my heart. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
About the Author: Kelly McCausey is a women’s ministry leader and internet radio show host. You can read more from Kelly and find encouragement for your Christian life at Women By Grace ministry website: http://www.womenbygrace.com.