Matthew 6:5-15International Standard Version (ISV)
Teaching about Prayer
5 “And whenever you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to stand in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they will be seen by people. I tell all of you[a] with certainty, they have their full reward!6 But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees from the hidden place will reward you.[b]
7 “When you are praying, don’t say meaningless things[c] like the unbelievers[d] do, because they think they will be heard by being so wordy.8 Don’t be like them, because your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Therefore, this is how you should pray:
‘Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. 10 May your kingdom come. May your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our sins,[e] as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us.[f] 13 And never bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’[g]
14 Because if you forgive people their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive people their offenses,[h]your Father will not forgive your offenses.”
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