"And now about prayer. When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I assure you, that is all the reward they will ever get.
But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly. Then your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you."
"When you pray, don't babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered only by repeating their words again and again.
Don't be like them, because your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored.
May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven.
Give us our food for today,
References for Matthew 6:11
and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us.
And don't let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. "
References for Matthew 6:13
"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins."
"And when you fast, don't make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, who try to look pale and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I assure you, that is the only reward they will ever get.
But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face.
Then no one will suspect you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in secret. And your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you."