Mount Eremos plays a significant role in Jesus Christ’s ministry. It is from this mountaintop that Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, and where He taught us how to pray.
#1 – Prayer is not an optional exercise; it is an act of obedience.
In Matthew 6:5, Jesus says, “when you pray”, not “if you pray”.
#2 – Prayer is not a public expression of piety; it is a personal encounter with the Father.
We are instructed to pray privately, “into a room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.” (v. 6)
#3 – Prayer is not a mindless repetition of words; it is a meaningful expression of love and trust.
We are instructed not to “keep on babbling like pagans”.