114. The Purpose of Prayer

Message 114 of 119 in the series BuildingUp

Many Christians struggle with both making time to pray as well as finding joy when they do pray. What does the Bible show us is the primary purpose of prayer? And how can understanding that purpose, increase our delight in praying?

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

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Matthew 6:5-7, ESV

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