=jersen05; some one here in catholic answers told me that the verse that says “repeated prayer” or something dont exist in the greek translation, and what was on it was “empty prayers.” as a catholic i am proud to say that it is true. but what proof do i have?
so… can someone post a proof that it does not say in greek that it is forbiden to pray repeatedly… thanks.
***Friend, I supect this is the verse in question?
Here is STRONGS LITTERAL TRANSLATION from the Greek:
Mt. 6: 6
But thou, when thou mayest pray, go into thy chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is’ in secret, and thy Father who is seeing in secret, shall reward thee manifestly.6:7 `And – praying – ye may not use vain repetitions* like the nations, for they think that in their much speaking they shall be heard, 6:8 be ye not therefore like to them, for your Father doth know those things that ye have need of before your asking him; **
“Forbidden by Mt.6: 7” See Psalm 136: Repeats “For His Kindness endures forever” 26 TIMES!
***This is but one example . What Mt.6: 7 is actually has NOTHING to do with prayers of Praise, Glory, Petition.
The reference is to this understanding:
Matt.7: 21 "Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
God is saying it’s NOT THE WORDS WE USE but the thoughts, feeling, sincerity behind them that matter:thumbsup:***
Love and prayers,