Matthew 6:5-15 - The Sermon On The Mount: How To Pray

5 And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily, I say to you, They have their reward. 6 But do you, when you pray, go into your closet, and when you have closed the door, pray to your Father who is in secret: and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7 But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Be not, there fore, like them; for your Father knows what things you need before you ask him.

9 In this manner, therefore, pray you: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven. 11 Give us this day the bread for our support. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One.

14 For if you forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you forgive not men their offenses, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.