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The earliest may not be easy to find, but I'll put a marker down. St Ephraim the Syrian, who died in 373, prayed: Ye victorious martyrs who endured torments gladly for the sake of the God and Saviour; ye who have boldness of speech towards the Lord Himself; ye saints, intercede for us who are timid and sinful men, full of sloth, that the grace of Christ ...


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Joyce Baldwin's commentary on Daniel says (pg. 129): Verse 10 supplies welcome evidence concerning prayer habits during the later biblical period. Windows . . . open toward Jerusalem is a literal understanding of Solomon's petition [at the dedication of the temple], 'When [foreigners] hear about your great reputation and your ability to ...


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The mere fact that this youtuber thought Amen-Ra was a Roman God speaks greatly about the quality of his videos. Some unbelievers seem to see a pagan behind everything a Christian does. Old English, from ecclesiastical Latin, from Greek amēn, from Hebrew 'āmēn ‘truth, certainty’, used adverbially as expression of agreement, and adopted in the ...


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The use of the "Amen" comes from the last word of the most used Bible Translations. The word itself in the original Greek is Amēn Ἀμήν⧽ Amen from the Hebrew which means "true". The following is a quote from Smith's Bible dictionary. A'men. Literally "true" and used as a substantive, "that which is true",. "truth", Isa_65:16, a word used in strong ...


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I am a WELS Lutheran. The idea that we refuse to pray with other Christians is a carricature of us. It is not totally accurate. My pastor says that public prayer is always off limits but private prayer is something that requires a bit of discretion. I have a good example of something that happened in our church. The parocial school that is attached to ...


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Amen is a derivative from the Hebrew verb aman "to strengthen" or "Confirm". The word Amen is one of a small number of Hebrew words which have been imported unchanged into the liturgy of the Church, propter sanctiorem as St. Augustine expresses it, in virtue of an exceptionally sacred example. "So frequent was this Hebrew in the mouth of Our ...


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Saint Jerome (347-420 AD) spoke of the practice with approval, saying: "If the Apostles and Martyrs, while still in the body, can pray for others, at a time when they must still be anxious for themselves, how much more after their crowns, victories, and triumphs are won!" His wording indicates that it was a common practice at the time: so there is ...



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