A prayer from my heart to your heart

Analytical-Literal Translation (take notice of the active tense of the verbs in this translation) From E-Sword

(Mat 5:44)  but _I_ say to you*, be loving your* enemies; be blessing the ones cursing you*; be doing good to the ones hating you*, and be praying on behalf of the ones mistreating you* and persecuting you*,

(Mat 5:45)  in order that you* shall become [or, prove to be] sons [and daughters] of your Father, the [One] in {the} heavens, because He causes His sun to rise on evil [ones] and good [ones], and He sends rain on righteous [ones] and unrighteous [ones].

(Mat 6:5)  “And when you are praying, you will not be like the hypocrites, because they affectionately love standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the open streets to be praying, in order that they shall be seen by the people. Positively, I say to you*, they have their reward in full.

(Mat 6:6)  “But when you* are praying, enter into your private room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father, the [One] in secret, and your Father, the [One] seeing in secret, will reward you in the open.

(Mat 6:7)  “Now when you pray, do not use vain repetitions [or, many meaningless words] like the Gentiles, for they suppose that they will be heard by their many words.

(Mat 6:8)  “Therefore, you* shall not be like them, for your* Father knows what [things] you* have need of before you ask Him.

(Mat 6:9)  “Therefore, _you*_, be praying like this: ‘Our Father, the [One] in the heavens, let Your name be regarded as holy.

(Mat 6:10)  ‘Let Your kingdom come; let Your will be done, as in heaven, [so] also on the earth.

(Mat 6:11)  ‘Give us today the bread sufficient for the day.

(Mat 6:12)  ‘And forgive us our debts [fig., sins], in the same way as _we _ also forgive our debtors [fig., the ones having sinned against us].

(Mat 6:13)  ‘And do not lead us into temptation, _but_ deliver us from evil [or, from the evil [one]]. Because Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory into the ages [fig., forever]! So be it [Gr. amen]!’

(Mat 6:14)  “For, if you* forgive the people their transgressions, your Father, the [One] in the heavens, will also forgive you,*

(Mat 6:15)  but if you* do not forgive the people their transgressions, neither will your* Father forgive your* transgressions.

See, Jesus did not say that salvation [forgiveness] is free.

(Mat 12:35)  “The good person out of the good treasure [within him] brings forth good [things], and the evil person out of the evil treasure [within him] brings forth evil [things].

(Mat 12:36)  “But I say to you*, every idle [or, careless] word which the people shall speak, they will render an account concerning it in [the] day of judgment.

(Mat 12:37)  “For by your words you will be justified [or, declared righteous], and by your words you will be condemned.”

(Mar 11:24)  For this reason I say to you*, all [things], as many as while praying you* shall be asking [for], be believing [or, be having faith] that you* are receiving, and it will be [granted] to you*.

(Mar 11:25)  “And whenever you* stand praying, be forgiving, if you* are holding anything against anyone, so that also your* Father, the [One] in the heavens, shall forgive you* of your* transgressions.

(Mar 11:26)  “But if you* do not forgive, neither will your* Father, the [One] in the heavens, forgive your* transgressions.”

See, Jesus did not say that salvation [forgiveness] is free.

(Luk 6:12)  Now it happened in those days, He went out into the mountain to pray and was spending the night in the prayer of God [or, in prayer to God].

(Luk 18:1)  Now He was also telling an allegory to them to [show] that it is necessary to always be praying and not to continue becoming discouraged,

Contrast this prayer to the Lord’s Prayer –

Dear God…….

In between (Dear God …..   …… Amen) we have an orgy of: Self-pity, Anxiety, and Worry.

We literally SAW others and ourselves asunder in the guise of prayer.

Much of what we call prayer is concentrated Self-pity, Anxiety, and Worry.

The teachings of Jesus are very clear on these matters. We must show compassion. We must not be anxious or worry about anything. There will be an accounting of all vain repetitions [or, many meaningless words] or idle [or, careless] words. By your words you will be justified [or, declared righteous], or condemned. Your words are just a mirror of what you treasure in your heart (mind).

We blame God for everything; by saying God wills this or God allows that.

Then we come in prayer to ask him to fix what he wills to do or allows to happen.

This is a strange practice indeed!

We hear it said that God allows hunger and famine. Every projection I read says that there is enough food able to be produced to feed the whole world. Humankind fails to distribute it; there’s no money in showing compassion.  Today, it sounds to me like humankind allows hunger and famine to happen. In this day of instant news, we know that hunger and famine occur and we just don’t care.

But does God really will sickness or disease on any of us? I believe God’s will for me is complete health; I don’t always claim it.

Are we personally responsible for diseases invited by: obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, incessant negative attitudes, pollution, etc.? If each of us would just live by a small portion of our knowledge of truth, light, and life our lives would be vastly different, more abundant I dare say. After we invite sickness and disease on ourselves we ask God for mercy and grace.  Then we pray toward the disease and not toward health.  If we are healed it truly is by the mercy and grace of God alone.

TRINE’S LAW

No disease can enter into or take hold of our bodies unless it finds therein something corresponding to itself which makes it possible. And in the same way, no evil or undesirable condition of any kind can come into our lives unless there is already in them that which invites it and so makes it possible for it to come. The sooner we begin to look within ourselves for the cause of whatever comes to us, the better it will be, for so much the sooner will we begin to make conditions within ourselves such that only good may enter.

IN TUNE WITH THE INFINITE OR, FULLNESS OF PEACE POWER AND PLENTY  BY RALPH WALDO TRINE

I believe that our whole life is a continuous prayer. We can not truly believe that we can live our lives, have our attitudes, and think our thoughts in darkness,  negativity, and superficiality; then come to our special prayer time and be filled with light, truth, and depth of being.

We pray for those in mourning, but do we offer comfort? We pray for peace, but do we live as peacemakers? If Jesus were here on earth physically today do you believe that he could pray just for one side involved in a war? Could it be that because we are living on the earth, God is depending on us to supply the needs of the needy? Have you noticed lately? Without actions your words are truly vain repetitions [or, many meaningless words]  or idle [or, careless] words.

…….Amen.

The artist practices art. The musician practices music. The true child of God practices everything (the flesh is truly brought into accord with spirit); has a level of awareness that notices needs and steps up to fill the gaps. This “consciousness” thing is a fulltime job. God is looking for fulltime children.

con·scious·ness
(knshs-ns)
n.

  1. The state or condition of being conscious.
  2. A sense of one’s personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group: Love of freedom runs deep in the national consciousness.
    1. Special awareness or sensitivity: class consciousness; race consciousness.
    2. Alertness to or concern for a particular issue or situation: a movement aimed at raising the general public’s consciousness of social injustice.
  3. In psychoanalysis, the conscious.

(Mat 5:48)  “Therefore, _you*_ ‘will be’(1) perfect (2 Aramaic and Greek – complete {total}), just as your* Father, the [One] in the heavens, is perfect (2 Aramaic and Greek – complete {total}).

(1)ἔσομαι  esomai  es’-om-ahee

Future tense; will be: – shall (should) be (have), (shall) come (to pass), X may have, X fall, what would follow, X live long, X sojourn.

 (2)gmyr A               1 BibAr,Palestinian,Syr perfect, complete, total                               LS2 121                               DISO                                              LS2 v: gmiyr                                              R gmr

(2)τέλειος  teleios  tel’-i-os

;complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.)

; neuter completeness: – of full age, man(grown-up vs. child), perfect.

The following is the prayer of a child of God trying to be total:

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
…where there is injury, pardon;
…where there is doubt, faith;
…where there is despair, hope;
…where there is darkness, light;
…where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
…to be consoled as to console;
…to be understood as to understand;
…to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
…it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
…and it is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.