at what point do my prayers classify as vain and repetious?
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(11-19-2013, 12:48 PM)SaintSebastian Wrote: The translation "vain repetitions" is somewhat misleading--the true meaning is more about using many words and babbling on and on.  The point is that what is forbidden, according to eh Haydock commentary, is "rhetorical and elaborate prayer, as if we thought to persuade God by our eloquence," not perseverance in prayer or repitition of prayers (which happens, for example in the psalms).

I used to have some Protestant friends I hung out with in college.  Every meal with them was like a marathon, I swear it took them a half hour just to get through grace.  They made "Bless us O Lord, for these Thy gifts" look like "rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub"
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Re: at what point do my prayers classify as vain and repetious? - by Chestertonian - 11-19-2013, 12:53 PM



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