God is in heaven and you are on earth! Therefore, let your words be few.
Eccl 5:2 NET
“When you pray, do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that by their many words they will be heard. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
They invoked the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “Baal, answer us.”
“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: ’God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers – or even like this tax collector…. The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ’God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!’ I tell you that this man went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee.”
“Lord, teach us to pray.”
Matt 6:7-8, 1 Kgs 18:26, Luke 18:10-11, Luke 18:13-14, Luke 11:1