Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pray: To God- the Prophetic Style of Pray .

Style of Pray? 
Yeh, everything has a System and the systemic way is denoted as Style. Here we are discussing the way of Pray ie  How to make pray to God?

Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; 
                 Seek, and ye shall find; 
                 Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”  -[Matthew 7:7] 

But what is the Style or Procedure to pray? Or, what to ask, seek or knock to God? You can do it in your way, but if you want to do it in a better way, you have to follow “Prophetic Style” as they were the guider of people to the “Way of God”. So, it is our inquiry to know the Prophetic “Style of Pray” to God.

Jesus Style of Pray [Matthew]:
And when thou prayest," Jesus Said, "thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy God which is in secret; and thy God which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your God knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye:

‘O God, 
which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory, forever.

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly God will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your God forgive your trespasses.” -[Matthew 6:5-15]

Jesus Style of Pray [Barnabas]:
‘Make prayer unceasingly, O my disciples' 'in order that you may receive. For he who seeks finds, and he who knocks to him it is opened, and he who asks receives. And in your prayer do not look to much speaking, for God looks on the heart; as he said through Solomon; "O my servant, give me your heart."

Truly I say to you, as God lives, the hypocrites make much prayer in every part of the city in order to be seen and held for saints by the multitude: but their heart is full of wickedness, and therefore they do not mean that which they ask. It is needful that you mean your prayer if you will that God receive it.

Now tell me: who would go to speak to the Roman governor to Herod, except he first have made up his mind to whom he is going, and what he is going to do? Assuredly none. And if man does so in order to speak with man, what ought man to do in order to speak with God, and ask of him mercy for his sins, while thanking him for all that he has given him?

Truly I say to you, that very few make true prayer, and therefore Satan has power over them, because God wills not those who honour him with their lips: who in the Temple ask [with] their lips for mercy, and their heart cries out for justice. Even as he says to Isaiah the prophet, saying: "Take away this people that is irksome to me, because with their lips they honour me, but their heart is far from me."
Truly I say to you, that he that goes to make prayer without consideration mocks God.

Now who would go to speak to Herod with his back towards him, and before him speak well of Pilate the governor, whom he hates to the death? Assuredly none. Yet no less does the man who goes to make prayer and prepares not himself. He turns his back to God and his face to Satan, and speaks well of him. For in his heart is the love of iniquity, whereof he has not repented. 

If one, having injured you, should with his lips say to you, "Forgive me,' and with his hands should strike you a blow, how would you forgive him? Even so shall God have mercy on those who with their lips say: "Lord, have mercy on us," and with their heart love iniquity and think on fresh sins." -(Barnabas, CH-36)

Jesus: "Consider what you would do if the Roman governor seized you to put you to death, and that same do you when you go to make prayer. And let your words be these:

"O Lord our God,
Hallowed be your holy name,
Your kingdom come in us,
Your will be done always, and
As it is done in heaven so be it done in earth;

Give us the bread for every day, and
Forgive us our sins,
As we forgive them that sin against us, and
Suffer us not to fall into temptations,
But deliver us from evil,
For you are alone our God,
To whom pertains glory and honour for ever." -(Barnabas, CH-37)

And furthermore I say to you, that no one will make prayer pleasing to God if he be not washed, but will burden his soul with sin like to idolatry. 'Believe me, in sooth, that if man should make prayer to God as is fitting, he would obtain all that he should ask.

Remember Moses the servant of God, who with his prayer scourged Egypt, opened the Red Sea, and there drowned Pharaoh and his host.

Remember Joshua, who made the sun stand still, Samuel, who smote with fear the innumerable host of the Philistines; Elijah, who made the fire to rain from heaven, Elisha raised a dead man, and so many other holy prophets, who by prayer obtained all that they asked. But those men truly did not seek their own in their matters, but sought only God and His honour." -(Barnabas, CH-38)

David and Solomons Style of Pray (Jabur):
‘Oh My LORD,
Two things have I required of thee;
Deny me them not before I die:

Remove far from me vanity and lies;
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with food convenient for me:
Lest I be full, and deny thee,
And say, Who is the LORD?
Or lest I be poor, and steal,
And take the name of my God in vain.’ -[Bible/Proverbs 30: 7-9]

Obadiah and Haggai's Style of Pray [Barnanas]:
When Haggai was in the service of Prophet Obadiah, he learn from him to pray in this Style-

"Lord God of Israel, with mercy look upon your servant, who calls upon you, for that you have created him. Righteous Lord God, remember your righteousness and punish the sins of your servant, in order that I may not pollute your work. Lord my God, I cannot ask you for the delights that you grant to your faithful servants, because I do nought but sins. Wherefore, Lord, when you would give an infirmity to one of your servants, remember me your servant, for your own glory." -[ Barnabas].

Muhammads Style of Pray [Qur'an]:
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, 
The Beneficent, the Merciful. 
Master of the Day of Judgment, 
Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help. 
Show us the straight path, 

The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; 
Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger 
nor of those who go astray. -(Quran, 1:2-7)

The End.
Not Yet Verified.


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