Keep to the Point in Prayer

Keep to the Point in Prayer

Reflection: Ecclesiastes 5:2–3; Matthew 6:7–8

Some men will spin out a long prayer in telling God who and what he is, or they exhort God to do so and so. Some pray out a whole system of divinity. Some preach, some exhort the people, till everybody wishes they would stop, and God wishes so too, undoubtedly. They should keep to the point, and pray for what they came to pray for, and not follow the imagination of their own foolish hearts all over the universe.

Charles Finney (1792 – 1875)