Kingdom communication

Jesus brings up the topic of prayer for a second time in his sermon. He addressed it early as one of the “acts of righteousness” that was not to be done for public approval (Matthew 6:5-15). Now he brings the subject up again, but not for the same purpose. He has just been addressing the subject of making right judgments (see last week’s message and study), and now he is following that up with a clarification of how we are to communicate in the kingdom, especially with our Heavenly Father.