This is the kind of question that is best answered if someone can sit down with you and have a conversation. What I do encourage you is to read Book IV of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is on prayer. It is very inspiring and thorough.

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6:7 empty phrases . . . many words: Jesus briefly considers the false religiosity of Gentiles. Pagans would recite long litanies of divine names to gain the attention of gods. This was meant to ensure that the deity was addressed properly. Jesus considers the practice empty—i.e., devoid of faith and of love for the deity.

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