So when I was younger, we were taught about how the Pharisee’s would do this type of prayer that Jesus said wasn’t a real prayer.
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Anyhow, He said it was more like a chant (again this is mostly from memory & I’m largely paraphrasing – but I’m pretty sure I’m right…ask my hubby, I’m always right). They would repeat the same prayer over and over and over – with no feeling. They weren’t even thinking when they would pray.
They weren’t really praying.
Why am I bringing this up?
Well, since I got sick with the crazy? I need order. I function better with things on a set schedule. I need to do things in a certain way, at a certain time, in a certain way, blah, blah, blah…you get my drift. I do it to make sure it gets done.
But that includes prayer. I hafta pray in a certain order and sometimes I say the same things over and over. But I think. I feel when I pray. God knows my heart right?
I know I don’t pray like the pharisees, but sometimes I wonder. Do i?
Am I praying right?