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The Catholic translations of Matthew 6:7 do not use the word "repetitions," which the Protestant translations use, probably in part to ridicule purely Catholic forms of prayer, like the Rosary. For example, the Latin Vulgate says: Orantes autem, nolite multum loqui, sicut ethnici. … Literally: And when you are praying, speak not much, as the ...


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It's a huge question to ask. Does God know everything? Including every tidbit of every moment in the future? That's where one has to wonder. God definitely knows how things are going to end up. He's known what the end result would be since the beginning. And He's going to do what He plans to do. (Isaiah 46:9-10) He knows everything that is currently ...


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"Doesn't God know he's [user14269's dad] in the hospital in need of help?" i think so. "Do my prayers prompt God to action? And if I don't prompt God for action, does he help my dad anyway?" perhaps. we don't know. we do not fully understand the "mind of God". and it would be difficult (actually impossible) to run repeated experiments with all other ...


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I immediately thought of this quote when you asked that. Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him. Steps to Christ, Chapter 11 He does know everything but ...


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Philippians 4:6 tells us "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God." In Acts 1:13-14, after Jesus ascends, we see "And when they (the Apostles) had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and ...


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Typically, there are two circumstances under which saying of the Hail Mary (specifically, as opposed to other prayers) is encouraged: In saying the prayer, or sequence of prayers, known as "the Rosary" As part of a common form of penance after Confession (for example, "For your penance, say ten Hail Marys and five Our Fathers.") Certainly in the first ...


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It will be hard to find an official "Catholic Corporate response" for something that is not official. It is not official to say the prayer multiple times just like that. It is official to say it many times as part of the rosary, but rosary, is a form of mediation; Rosary has "official", prescribed "mysteries" to meditate. So it is not vain repetition, as ...


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I would not say its "wrong" to pray publicly.However, one should avoid such and there is little to no value in it. I only find Jesus praying publicly one time, John 17. Giving thanks does not qualify imho as public prayer.


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As well as 1 Peter 3:7 that you cite where dishonoring your wife is identified as a hindrance to prayer, the following scriptures are relevant in answer to your question: If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. - Psalm 66:18 ESV Comparing different translations for the meaning of 'cherished iniquity' may be ...


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I have extensive Bible software that can search several versions at the same time. There is no other verse that talks about hindering your prayers. While there may be other factors that do indeed affect your prayer life(ie., hidden sin) there is no verse that says so right out.


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Matins and Vespers are prayer services prescribed for the morning and evening respectively, and the terms generally refer to services with particular orders of worship laid down in various hymnals used by the Lutheran denominations. However, while "matins" is an order of worship established for use in the morning, there are some congregations, and some ...



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