Matthew 6:5-8 NIV

Prayer

6:9-13pp -- Lk 11:2-4

5 "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing1 in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

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6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father,2 who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

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7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling3 like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.4

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8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need5 before you ask him.

References for Matthew 6:8

    • 7 6:8 - ver 32