I just had a conversation with a Jehovah Witness, and she said that "Catholics say the same prayer over and over again and the bible says not to do that!"
She reads the King James bible and said this verse…
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7: But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
So I replied that I read the Douay rheims bible and it states…
"And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard. Be not you therefore like to them for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him. Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
I pointed out the origins of my bible and she said “it says the same thing just worded differently!”
I do not see how that is the same at all! not even slightly!
How ould you reply to this?