Remember that God is in heaven, He’s your Heavenly Father; He’s not a man, He does not see as man sees, but He looks at the heart, He weighs the spirit.
So when you pray to him, you should not be like hypocrites who love to pray standing in the synagogues, on the street corners, screaming on top of their voices and making long prayers even on social media to be seen of men. No matter the effort, they get it wrong anyway. Don’t pray the way heathens do, those who practice necromancy, enchantment and divination, for they think they will be heard for their many words. If that’s what you do my friend, no wonder some prayers are ignored, and some efforts vain.
"Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him," Matthew 6:8.
Your Father is in heaven, that’s His secret place, far far away. Remember also that, "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:24. True worshippers don’t pray loud, neither do they copy other religions, but they abide by or do follow His instructions only.
He told us how we should pray in-order to not pray amiss.
He sees/hears in secret, so, "when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly." Matthew 6:6.
Jesus said to the woman of Samaria, "the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him," John 4:23.
What that means is you only have to believe from where you’re, believe in your heart and pray from where you’re, there is no difference - for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him or who worship Him in spirit and truth.
God bless you,
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