Praying The Yah Way!


When you pray, you shall 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. Verily I say unto you; they have their reward. But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, and pray to your Father, which is in secret; your Father which sees in secret, shall reward you openly. But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathens do; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Therefore, be not like unto them, for your Father knows what things you have need of even before you ask. After this manner therefore, you pray:
Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name! Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on 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 Yours is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen!
(Matt 6:5-13)
In the ancient Greek theater a hypocrite was an actor on a stage (G-5273); this was the intent when Messiah Yeshua said: that they may be seen of men! Actors who play a doctor, for example, are not real doctors; they convincingly play that role on a staged hospital before an audience (or a camera nowadays).
Audiences will only see the show presented, not the sum of those actors real and daily lives, off stage. It may be entertaining, but it is not real; it is superficial. These people are not (Spiritual) co-laborers; they are not everyday family members; they put on a stage show and then vanish from our lives, at least until the next show.
Hypocrite was the word Messiah Yeshua used to define the true nature of many Pharisees; the professional religionists; the pharisaic self-righteous of all times and places! Such exposition was a major component of the urban mission of the Messiah, and by proxy, His disciples of all times and cultures (Eph 5:6-17; 2Ti 4:1-4; John 3:19-21; John 16:7-11; John 21:15-17).

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