“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,
who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“This is how you are to pray:
‘Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name...
Once again this morning Jesus reminds us not to to "babble"- in some translations not to use "vain repetitions," as if lots more words would get God's attention better. We are to pray with a bold confidence that God is on our side, attentive to our every whispered need. God our Father is compassionate- literally God feels pity with us.