Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Genesis 24 45: "and before I had done speaking in mine heart behold Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder and she went down unto the well and drew and I said unto her let me drink I pray thee"

Eleazar was talking to God in his heart. This verse shows it is acceptible to pray silently.


Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It is actually much preferred, and He truly hates expository prayers, such as those made in public that go on for a long time. An exception to this was the prayer offered by King Solomon at the dedication of the first temple {2 Chronicles 6:12-42}, which was actually given to him to pray by our Heavenly Father for the benefit of His people.

Alex Horton said...

I would definitely agree with you. There are too many long prayers prayed in public after the manner Jesus described in the sermon on the mount.