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“Use not vain repetitions…” —Matthew 6:7

Read Matthew 6:5-15

Have you ever contemplated what prayer actually entails? In prayer you are seeking to have contact with God. You may speak to Him about all your needs and unburden your heart. When we regard prayer in this way, folding our hands, closing our eyes and kneeling down before the Lord in prayer is a most natural posture. In this way, the created seek to show reverence to God the Creator. Only in this way are we able to approach God.

But when we do pray, what are we actually praying for? God Himself has given instructions for prayer in His Word. He tells us how and what we should pray for. In this respect, the Lord’s Prayer is a very important “model” prayer.

What does praying actually mean to you?

This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact:


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