Carl Jenkins shares two articles on prayers that we don’t mean. His point is that we must not only pray, but act as well. The first one starts here:

The Lord condemned vain prayers saying, "when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words" (Mat 6:7). While we may not have the repetitious prayers of the Catholics, and while praying for the same thing over and over is not wrong, it can be easy to offer up a prayer that is more of habit than heart. It’s easy to offer up prayers we don’t mean. Maybe we pray them, but don’t act upon them.

Read the rest of the article HERE, and check out the second installment as well.