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Please pray where appropriate

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The Bible has some rules that are difficult to comply with in today’s society, such as the one in Deuteronomy 22:13-21 that says a father must stone to death his daughter who is not a virgin when she marries (A rebellious son gets the same treatment).

However, what the Bible says about prayer is very clear and very easy to obey, even today. Matthew 5:6: “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

That is what Jesus said. How can Christians, in good conscience, pray out loud at government meetings (“Pay to pray?” Nov. 7)? Do they later pray for forgiveness for being hypocrites?

Please, if you have to be seen by others, pray in church where it is appropriate—perhaps even welcome.

-- Carol Harlow Moss - Santa Margarita

-- Carol Harlow Moss - Santa Margarita

-- Carol Harlow Moss - Santa Margarita

-- Carol Harlow Moss - Santa Margarita

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