Pray to Be Heard of God, Not Men
“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” Matthew 6:5
One time a young professional was waiting in his new office for a meeting when he heard someone walking down the hallway. Hoping this might be a potential client for him, he picked up his telephone and pretended to be having a high-powered conversation.
Soon the footsteps stopped at his desk. Looking up he asked, “What may I do for you?” The man standing before him replied, “I’m from the telephone company. I’ve come to hook up your phone.”
Prayer is the same way. The prayer that gets our Savior’s attention comes from the heart and not from the head, “to be heard by men.” Prayers to impress people are one-way conversations.
Find a quiet place in your home where you can be alone with the Lord every day for a special time of communion with Him. He is waiting for you there.
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