Approach: Reading Matthew 6:5-7 to understand what Jesus was teaching His disciples about prayer.

Hermeneutic objective: Practicing the skill of observing contrasts to discern motives.

Theological objective: Pretentiousness and meaningless repetition both hinder the effectiveness of prayer.

When you pray, do you seek the reputation of being righteous more than just being righteous / holy?

When you pray, do you know that God is fully aware of your needs?