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Importunity in prayer commanded

Luke 8:5 View context

A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

Luke 8:7 View context

And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.

Importunity in prayer condemned

Matthew 6:7-8 View context

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

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