The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked , but the prayer of the upright pleases him . Proverbs 21:27 informs us in a similiar fashion that "The sacrifice of the wicked isa detestable ." In fact it is an abomination to him . So when some wicked people "pray" they are offering up an abomination to the Lord . Some ( even on the BB) insist that these wicked folks are seeking the Lord in this manner ! That's perfectly contrary to the Bible . But , some say " Don't the wicked who pray and do things for the Lord (in their mind ) seek Him ? In a word -- NO . In Matthew 25 the "Lord , Lord " crowd will be sent off -- banished into eternal punishment . All their "Lord, Lords notwithstanding . Matthew 7:21 reads ; Not everyone who says to me , ' Lord, Lord , ' will enter the kingdom of heaven , but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven . Sorry , I got called away for a few minutes . In Matthew 7:21 those folks are pretenders , they are not in subjection to the Lord , they have no faith in Christ -- no interest in Him . Consequenly the Lord will say to these phonies : I never knew you . Away from me you evildoers ! . ( Matthew 7:23 ) .