Matthew 6:5-15 – Pray

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Matthew 6:5-15. Feel free to read along in the show notes below.
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“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. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

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2 thoughts on “Matthew 6:5-15 – Pray

  1. Hi Ricky, I choose to read along with the readings in my own Bible and noticed today’s podcast left out the very important end of verse 13: “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” I believe the idea behind these words is critical because they indicate that no matter what power or glory we may be given in this earthly kingdon, we understand those things truly belong to God, should be used for Him, and will otherwise be meaningless when we reach His kingdom (as He warned in regards to the hypocrites in verses 2 & 5). I trust this was a one-time oversight and not a purposeful omission.

    1. Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I went back and looked and that part of v13 is not in the ESV, which is what I read from. A quick google search shows it’s not in the NIV, either. Some translations use different manuscripts of Matthew so that’s why there are minor differences like that. I can assure you I have no reason to ever omit a verse and I appreciate the heads up!

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