Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think they will be heard for their much speaking
I went to the mailbox today and, wouldn't you know it, there were about 4 or 5 of the most important letters ever written waiting on me. URGENT! OPEN IMMEDIATELY! DATED MATERIALS INSIDE! Imagine my surprise when they turned out to be credit card applications, home equity loan applications, and Columbia House telling me they want me back (which I thought was odd since they never had me to start with).
You see, whether it be mail or prayer, people think that if they use a lot of words the addressie will pay extra attention. Fortunatly, God is much smarter than me. When he gets junk mail it goes right in the garbage. So please, when you pray, don't just spout out some scripted all purpose prayer that you don't mean. And if you send me mail don't write on the envelope in red ink!
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