Re:Verse reading–Matthew 6:1-18 (day four) “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites” (vs 5) Jesus is (always) concerned about people who wear masks. His word was hypocrite. (Hupo=under, krites=decisions) A hypocrite is a person whose real decisions and thoughts are covered, hidden (often even from themselves). Religion can be such a mask, deeds to do or words to speak in order to “connect” with God without the painful work of being honest and present. A prayer closet is the only cure. No one present to distract you. No thought that your words will manipulate God or hide the truth from Him. Get alone and talk with Him! Use the Lord’s prayer as a guide! Talk about His character and His will! Talk about your needs and sins and fears! Talk about the future! Take time to listen! The Lord really wants to know you. He really wants you to know Him. Please take that mask off!