"When you pray, do not be like those who only pretend to be holy. They love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners. They want to be seen by others. What I'm about to tell you is true. They have received their complete reward.
"When you pray, go into your room. Close the door and pray to your Father, who can't be seen. He will reward you. Your Father sees what is done secretly.
"When you pray, do not keep talking on and on the way ungodly people do. They think they will be heard because they talk a lot.
Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need even before you ask him.
"This is how you should pray. " 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored.
May your kingdom come. May what you want to happen be done on earth as it is done in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, just as we also have forgiven those who sin against us.
Keep us from falling into sin when we are tempted. Save us from the evil one.'
"Forgive people when they sin against you. If you do, your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive people their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.