And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
Prayer should be focused on talking to God rather than receiving attention from those around you. If we pray to get the attention of others, nothing will come from the prayer because its focus was directed onto people and not on God.
When you pray, are you focused on what God is thinking or what the people around you are thinking?
Praying with others can be a great thing! But remember to whom you are talking to while you pray, and look for God’s attention.