Vain Repetition

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Matthew 6:7 (KJV)

I look at the above verse, and the two words that immediately stand out are “vain repetitions“. The focus on these words then brought me to the following verse in John.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

John 16:13 (KJV)

How often do we perform rituals in our long prayers without sincerity; prayers that are rooted in nothing as we are in no way trying to keep the laws of God. We often perform actions of praying multiple times a day, at the same times but without any desire to seek the creator, but rather to please a religion. These actions, in no way, are what the Most High wants from us and in no way connects us to him.

I have seen many who are brilliant in their ability to string words together — so eloquent, but without sincerity. It breaks my heart to see, and I feel empty when I listen to these prayers. I am despised when I bring these to light; how true the Word of God speaks when it says that you will be hated if you walk with God.

Earnestly seeking God is the only way. Through searching for him, the Holy Spirit will guide you into the truth, and then you will come to him in sincerity while seeking his righteousness through obedience.

Let us pray for each other.

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