They leap to unnecessary and often absurd conclusions in order to see those they oppose in the worst light (Matthew 9:34, 12:24).

They watch in order to nitpick (Matthew 12:2).

They like conspiracy theories (Matthew 12:14, Mark 3:6).

They're always looking to take offense (Matthew 15:12, Luke 14:1).

They seek to "win" with malicious tests (Matthew 16:1, 19:3, 22:15).

They seek to "win" by parsing words (Matthew 22:15, Mark 12:13, Luke 6:7, 11:53).

They grumble (Luke 5:30, 15:2).

How does God's Word impact our prayers?

God invites His children to talk with Him, yet our prayers often become repetitive and stale. How do we have a real conversation with God? How do we come to know Him so that we may pray for His will as our own?

In the Bible, God speaks to us as His children and gives us words for prayer—to praise Him, confess our sins, and request His help in our lives.

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