And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.”(Matthew 6:7)
Words are normal part of conversations. Too many words can be a hindrance to any conversation. Jesus said that prayer was one of times. God is not offended if a prayer contains a few words in a few sentences. Babbling is speaking and not really saying anything. It may be saying something, but it is just repeated over. Pagans or people who do not believe in Jesus pray in that fashion. They lack understanding of the one true God, and so they think babbling is needed.
A believer in Jesus Christ is getting to know Father God. He or she understands that one word can be a prayer. The Holy Spirit facilitates this relationship. He prays through the believer because sometimes he or she does not know how to pray. The Holy Bibles says that the Holy Spirit utilizes moans and groans understandable to Father God. How amazing is that! This is so the believer always gets what is needed. God has provided substantial support for Christians to be successful in life.
Challenge: Believer, pray short and concise conversations. The Holy Spirit has your back.
"And When You Pray!"(Matthew 6:7)
Jesus knew that His followers would pray. It was not a matter of should a believer pray, but it is a necessity. Believer in Jesus, utilize the privilege of prayer.
“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.”(Matthew 6:7)
Resist Many Words!
Prayer does not need to be a lot of words. A simple conversation with God is all that is needed to communicate. Jesus was teaching to avoid behavior like others (pagans). It does not yield the results desired.
Prayer is to be sincere and simple. A believer can talk to God, the Father as a friend. Read the simple prayer below.
"May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, ‘My Name shall be there,’ so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place."(1 Kings 8:29)