“Jesus wept” (Greek: ἐδάκρυσεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς, edákrysen ho Iesoús lit. “Jesus wept”) is a phrase famous for being the shortest verse in the King James Version of the Bible , as well as many other versions. It is not the shortest in the original languages. It is found in the Gospel of John , chapter 11, verse 35.
John 17:1–26 is generally known as the Farewell Prayer or the High Priestly Prayer , given that it is an intercession for the coming Church. It is by far the longest prayer of Jesus in any of the gospels.
Sext or Midday Prayer (Sixth Hour = approximately 12 noon) None or Mid-Afternoon Prayer (Ninth Hour = approximately 3 p.m.) Vespers or Evening Prayer (“at the lighting of the lamps”, about 6 p.m.) Compline or Night Prayer (before retiring, about 7 p.m.)
The first notable prayer whose text is recorded in the Torah and Hebrew Bible occurs when Abraham pleads with God not to destroy the people of Sodom, where his nephew Lot resides. He bargains with God not to destroy the city if there are fifty good men within, and eventually lowers to total to ten.
Even before God became man, it’s clear throughout the Old Testament that God feels sorrow, even weeps for the crushing blows of His people.
Eunoia, at six letters long, is the shortest word in the English language that contains all five main vowels. Seven letter words with this property include adoulie, douleia, eucosia, eulogia, eunomia, eutopia, miaoued, moineau, sequoia, and suoidea. (The scientific name iouea is a genus of Cretaceous fossil sponges.)
In Christian piety, an ejaculation, sometimes known as ejaculatory prayer or aspiration, is “a short prayer , in which the mind is directed to God, on any emergency.” “A sigh, a devout aspiration, a holy ejaculation, will oftener pierce the sky, and reach the ear of Omnipotence, than a long set exercise of prayer . . .”
The act of prayer is attested in written sources as early as 5000 years ago.
Nehemiah , also spelled Nehemias, (flourished 5th century bc), Jewish leader who supervised the rebuilding of Jerusalem in the mid-5th century bc after his release from captivity by the Persian king Artaxerxes I. He also instituted extensive moral and liturgical reforms in rededicating the Jews to Yahweh.
Torrey notes that Jesus prayed early in the morning as well as all night, that he prayed both before and after the great events of his life, and that he prayed “when life was unusually busy”.
Another feature of this ancient practice is that, unlike the standard modern 12- hour clock that assigns 12 o’clock pm for noon time , in the ancient Jewish tradition noon time was always the sixth hour of the day, whereas the first hour began with the break of dawn, by most exponents of Jewish law, and with sunrise by
In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: But when ye pray , use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. In praying , don’t use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do ; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.
Forms of prayer . The tradition of the Catholic Church highlights four basic elements of Christian prayer : (1) Prayer of Adoration/Blessing, (2) Prayer of Contrition/Repentance, (3) Prayer of Thanksgiving/Gratitude, and ( 4 ) Prayer of Supplication/Petition/Intercession.
Jesus taught, “When you pray , do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men … but when you pray , go into your room, close the door and pray to your father who is unseen.”
Prayer is a conversation with God, and every conversation begins by addressing the person to whom you are speaking by name. Jesus begins with “Our Father in heaven.” He focuses on a distinct person — the Heavenly Father with whom he has a personal relationship.