Bible: Mat 6:1-18

Pure-hearted Giving

6:1Be 1  careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. 2  Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven. 6:2 Thus whenever you do charitable giving, 3  do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues 4  and on streets so that people will praise them. I tell you the truth, 5  they have their reward. 6:3 But when you do your giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 6:4 so that your gift may be in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you. 6 

Private Prayer

6:5Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues 7  and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. 6:6 But whenever you pray, go into your room, 8  close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you. 9  6:7 When 10  you pray, do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that by their many words they will be heard. 6:8 Do 11  not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 6:9 So pray this way: 12 

Our Father 13  in heaven, may your name be honored, 14 

6:10 may your kingdom come, 15 

may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

6:11 Give us today our daily bread, 16 

6:12 and forgive us our debts, as we ourselves 17  have forgiven our debtors.

6:13 And do not lead us into temptation, 18  but deliver us from the evil one. 19 

6:14For if you forgive others 20  their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 6:15 But if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you your sins.

Proper Fasting

6:16When 21  you fast, do not look sullen like the hypocrites, for they make their faces unattractive 22  so that people will see them fasting. I tell you the truth, 23  they have their reward. 6:17 When 24  you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 6:18 so that it will not be obvious to others when you are fasting, but only to your Father who is in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

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