Rote prayer? God works with our requests word by word when we come to Him in prayer. We aren’t telling Him anything He doesn’t know already, yet He still requires that we tell Him what it is He already knows.
Think about it. When you start out each day in habit praying to God, telling Him everything that He already knows He will do for you in that day, you are doing the rote practice of prayer in order to be prepared to call upon God when you need Him the most, in times of trouble, sorrow, despair or grief.
God’s Word tells us: “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8).
We need to keep in the practice of prayer in order to be able to bring our needs to God regularly. Rote may be tedious, even at times boring, but in the end it serves to be a great foundation for independence. Be a slave to daily prayer and discover how free you are when real needs arise.
“Lord teach us that love consists in sharing what we have and who we are with those we love. Help us Lord to embrace a love which shows itself in deeds more than in words. Keep us praying in earnest even when the words sound the same day after day. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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