“[BE NOT RASH WITH THY MOUTH], and let not thine heart be hasty [TO UTTER ANY THING BEFORE GOD: FOR GOD IS IN HEAVEN], and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few” (Ecclesiastes 5:2).
Our Lord JESUS says: “[WHEN THOU PRAYEST, ENTER INTO THY CLOSET], and when thou hast shut thy door, [PRAY TO THY FATHER WHICH IS IN SECRET]; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6).
“[WHEN YE PRAY, USE NOT VAIN REPETITIONS], as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: [FOR YOUR FATHER KNOWETH WHAT THINGS YE HAVE NEED OF, BEFORE YE ASK HIM]” (Matthew 6:7-8).
“[AFTER THIS MANNER THEREFORE PRAY YE]: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
[GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD].
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:9-13).