National Day of Prayer

President Bush declared yesterday, May 2nd, a national day of prayer. I’d like to leave a reminder for you holier-than thou types, from your own instruction manual:

Matthew, Chapter 6:

5 “And when praying, you must not be like the hypocrites. They are fond of standing and praying in the synagogues or at the corners of the wider streets, in order that men may see them. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.

6 But you, whenever you pray, go into your own room and shut the door: then pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father — He who sees in secret — will recompense you.

7 “And when praying, do not use needless repetitions as the Gentiles do, for they expect to be listened to because of their multitude of words.

8 Do not, however, imitate them; for your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask Him.

See? I was paying attention in Sunday school.

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