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"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. 8 "Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him. Matthew 6:7-8 (NAS)

Jesus uses the examples of the Gentiles (non-Jews) who at that time felt that the importance was on the quantity of words, rather than the meaning of the words.  Jesus said that they supposed that they would be heard for their "many words."

Oftentimes in our lives, we pray earnestly day after day...or hour after hour for the same thing.  If we repeat our prayer and petition to God with meaning each time, then it is a repetition that is important...and is not "meaningless" or "vain."  But if we intentionally speak volumes of words or repetitive phrases in a meaningless way, then we need to reexamine our prayers.

Do you pray to God now?  Are you repeating prayers over and over so many times that they no longer have meaning to you? 

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