"These prayers can certainly become vain repetitions. If that happens, though, it is not the fault of these prayers but the person praying them.
We can make almost anything vain, even the words that we come up with momentarily. A repetitive prayer…"
"memorized prayer can do two very good things:
1. when we are distressed or weary (for example, at our dying moment), it is much easier to pray a memorized prayer. A well written prayer such as the Lord's prayer can help us express what we feel…"
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