Pure presence speaks volumes.

(Listen to my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Matthew 6:7-8

“In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”


This is a rather profound statement by Jesus about prayer.

His followers had just asked him to teach them how to pray.

The first thing Jesus said was that they should go to their inner room, close the door and pray to God in secret (Matthew 6:6).

So…given that he said that God already knows what you need, why not just simply commune with this Divine Presence who is Love (1 John 4:8)?

If you first emptied yourself (Philippians 2:7), then perhaps you would have space to receive the peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

Practice this through meditation or contemplative prayer.


Listen to the song of the day “Slow Me Down” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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