“Vain Repetitions” by Doug Fincher

"And in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking." Matthew 6:7

May 7, 2018 - Muslims pray fifty prayers every day and pray them five times daily. There are several religions that use prayer beads to keep track of their repetitious prayers. Among these religions are Hinduism, ISLAM, Buddhism, Sikhism, the Bahai belief and some Christian denominations.

Christians are told to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), but that doesn't mean chanting the same words over and over. Praying (or singing) "I love the Lord" 100 consecutive times does not prove that we love Him. And our prayers don’t always have to be audible. If the heart prays them right, the mouth cannot get it wrong.
The old adage is right: "It's not how loud you holler or how high you jump…

It's how straight you walk when you come down".