Should Christians Pray In Public? Here are the Scriptures that many people are conflicted about.

The Bible Says: Should Christians Pray in Public?

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Topics are presented with related scriptures from the KJV and do not represent the opinions of the writer.

This Week’s Topic:

Should Christians Pray In Public?

Here are the Scriptures that many people are conflicted about.

What do you think?

Yes? 1 Timothy 2:8

No? Matthew 6:5-6

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About Brien Pittman

Brien’s articles for FāVS generally revolve around ideas and beliefs that create unhealthy deadlock divisions between groups. He has received (minor) writing awards for his short stories and poetry from the cities of Portland, Oregon and the city of (good beer) Sapporo, Japan. In 2010 he was asked to present several articles for the California Senate Committee “Task Force for Suicide Prevention” and has been published by online magazines and a couple national poetry anthologies in print form.

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2 comments

  1. A great topic! I pray privately in public and private spaces, and that is an important way for me to be in communion. But whether prayers are appropriate in public gatherings is another subject. The Mathew scripture has always intrigued me because public prayers are a central part of the flow of most Christian worship services. When those public prayers start to drone on and become more of a sermon than a moment of corporate communion with God, my mind drifts to the scripture in Matthew.

  2. Great comment Debbie. Thank you. Droning on and on is probably what prompted Matthew to write 6:5-6 🙂

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