Day 5: Noticing Repertition - Dr. S. Walker
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Prayer Focus - Noticing Repetition

 

Matthew 6:7 “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.”

 

The International Standard Version of the Bible describes repetition in prayer as saying “meaningless things like unbelievers” who want to be noticed for their many words.

 

We must remember that we can’t impress God with long prayers or prayers that say the same thing several times in different ways. A pure heart that is full of faith is what draws Him close to us, not many words.

 

Application:

Pray out-loud so that you hear yourself pray. Notice how many times you repeat yourself. When you notice repetition, correct it at that moment and continue to pray. After you’ve finished praying, immediately make a note of what caused you to repeat yourself. Were you:

  • In a hurry

  • Not focused

  • Feeling desperate

  • Wanting to make sure that God heard you

  • Other (not listed):

 

Scripture Study:

Study and then write your interpretation of these Scriptures as it would apply to you and today’s prayer focus.

 

Ecclesiastes 5:2 “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.”

 

Proverbs 10:19 “Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.”

 

Reflection: Page 14

Think about the seriousness of the errors in prayer that should omitted, repetition being the most common mistake.

 

Prayer:

Pray for guidance and focus when you pray. Declare your determination to be more mindful of this fault and your intention to correct it.

Worship: (allow a few minutes to load)

diet tip

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This colorful variety of cabbage is low in carbs, high in fiber and is a great source of C and K vitamins.

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