Pray responsibly

“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.” Matt. 6:7

Our prayers are not going to convince God to care more. We do not summon God’s power. Prayer is not a magic spell; it’s a conversation with God, who is already leaning His love, goodness, and power into our lives. Jesus spent time teaching about prayer and sent His Spirit to further those lessons because  how we pray matters and what we think happens when we pray matters too.

Lord, keep teaching me to pray.