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If Jesus said prayer should be in private, why does the Bible commend public prayer?

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However, elsewhere the Bible commends praying in public. For example, Daniel prayed with his window open so he could be seen (Dan. 6:10). Solomon offered his great dedicatory prayer for the temple in public (1 Kings 8:22). And Paul urged public prayers “for men everywhere” (1 Tim. 2:8). It is not public prayers which Jesus condemned, but ostentatious prayers. read more

God Speaks to Us Through the Bible God spoke directly to Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Isaiah, Jesus and a few other people in the Bible. We all wish God would answer our prayers immediately and personally, but most of us will never hear God's voice coming down from heaven. God does, however, speak to us through the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17). read more

Public prayer is an issue that many Christians struggle with. Since many believers were known to pray in public in the Bible, as did Jesus Himself, there is nothing wrong with public prayer. Many Old Testament leaders prayed publicly for the nation. read more

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