“But I call to You for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer meets you.”
Psalms 88:13 HCSB
“O Lord, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day.”
Psalms 88:13 NLT
You are sitting in church, head bowed, and the pastor is praying. He is not just praying but going on and on and on about the same thing using flowery speech. Finally, the end comes, and when you raise your head you can’t recall a single thing that was said. THAT is a repititious prayer Jesus referenced in Matthew 6:7:
“And 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.”
What the psalmist calls us to do is to remain in prayer on an issue, to daily bring the request before God, to “pray without ceasing.”(1 Thess 5:17) When something is troubling us every day, then every day we must “cast [our] anxieties on Him because He cares for you.”(1 Peter 5:7)
What matter do you need to take to Him every single day?