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Matthew 6:5-6. When you pray. 22 Jan 2023

Mat 6:5 And when you pray, do not imitate the hypocrites: they love to say their prayers standing up in the synagogues and at the street corners for people to see them. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward. 6 But when you pray, go to your private room, shut yourself in, and so pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.

Once more, the theme is 'secret and hidden' for the eyes of the world. There is a reward promised to doing so. Why? I am not sure. I guess that in this way God is acknowledged and honored in the best way. I am created to bring glory to God. And I can't do that under the eyes of the world.

And being honest, I feel uncomfortable with the Catholic practice of adoration. I prefer to pray in private. The first reason is that I can express myself more freely.
Of course, there is space for common prayer.


Jesus, be with me in secret places. I thank you for that.

Self Evaluation

I would like to pray with as main reason just being with God and rest with Him. I may however have many hidden intentions to manipulate God. Fortunately, that is prayer as well.

When you pray

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