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Is it possible to pray too much?

A certain middle-aged gentlemen once complained about the teachings of the priest of their village. He accused the dear father of confusing and influencing the women because they prayed too much! Imagine such a thing. Are we not called by the Apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Thessalonians to “Pray without ceasing” (Thessalonians 5:28)?

Throughout his Epistles, Saint Paul bids us to pray always and before any task. Behold his instruction to the faithful of Phillipi:

Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:8

In all things start with prayer and finish with thanksgiving, that our supplications will be made known to our God.

Man is wicked yet if he knows enough to show kindness to his children, how much more will our Lord show us kindness and provide for our every need?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask
him? Matthew 7:12

 

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