Don’t Substitute Praying for Obeying

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Lord teach us to pray“Prayer changes everything”–it’s a motto we find plastered everywhere on posters and mugs and coffee cups, and we’ve all heard it expressed over and over again. And the Bible has a lot to say about prayer, and how it is an absolutely vital part of a Christian’s life. In fact, it is his or her lifeline to the very throne of God.

Jesus taught us how to pray in Matthew 6:5-15 (NKJV) when he stated:

And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees…

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