Matthew 7 : 7-11.the Book Of Matthew

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Most Christians are taught at a young age what prayer is and how they should pray. More than likely they were told to just talk to God about whatever was on their hearts. Is this a wrong way of thinking? How should we pray? What is the role of prayer in the life of faith? To analyze this question, contemplation of scripture and theologians is necessary. There are many different passages in the Bible that talk about various aspects of prayer. However concentration shall be focused on just one, Matthew 7:7-11.The book of Matthew was generated by the author and two other sources. One source being the book of Mark, and the other being Q source. The Author of the book of Mathew is unknown although scholars are positive that someone named Matthew wrote it, they are not sure if it is the Apostle Matthew. The problem with the Apostle Matthew writing the book is that if he wrote the book then he wouldn’t have needed to use the other sources. The other problem is that it is unsure if the apostle Matthew would have been alive long enough to write the book. Most scholars believe that the book of Matthew was written in the early 80’s CE, but no one really knows for sure. The passage in Matthew 7 is part of what is known as the “Sermon on the Mount.” This sermon is a message preached by Jesus on Mount Sinai to the people that gathered. During the beginning of Jesus’s time Rome had power over Israel and Herod was king. Herod was taking advantage of his power and doing all sorts of

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