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1 posted on 12/26/2009 3:23:13 PM PST by Te骹ilo
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To: Te贸filo
Can a Catholic Christian Pray Like a Jew?

Sure, why would anyone want to? It would be so much better to cast off the inadequate doctrines and unbelief of the Jew as well as the idolatry and works righteousness of the Catholic and just be an orthodox New Testament Christian.

This post is an excellent example of one who is "ever learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth."

2 posted on 12/26/2009 4:52:41 PM PST by good1
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To: Te贸filo
The Jews reject your God, Theofilo. They reject all and every Christian scripture too. They have done so pretty much from the end of the first century until today. There is no convergence.
3 posted on 12/26/2009 4:58:27 PM PST by kosta50 (Don't look up -- the truth is all around you.)
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To: Te贸filo
As a disciple of Messiah, I am obligated to be like Him. He said,"

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. Luke 6:40

I pray regularly from an Orthodox Siddur. The vast majority of the prayers therein are ancient in origin, and many of the same ones that Messiah prayed in the First Century.

Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour... Acts 3:1

Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. Acts 10:9b

So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house... Acts 10:30

The first disciples, likewise found themselves praying not as "Christians" but as Jews.
4 posted on 12/26/2009 4:59:27 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: Te贸filo

Sure. Pray The Lord’s Prayer.


7 posted on 12/26/2009 8:41:27 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Te贸filo; kosta50; mountn man

“We can pray the Our Father and those other prayers and hymns in the New Testament as Jews and only in this way we can experience them primarily as Christians. There’s simply no way around it. In this manner, all Catholics could and should pray like Jews.”

Interesting obrservation, T. Don’t forget that The Church is the New Israel, not Israel. Our covenant is different from theirs.

I’ve practiced law for many, many years with a good Jew who knows the history of his people and his religion. He always says how comfortable he is at an Orthodox liturgy, remarking that “take away all the Jesus stuff and it feels like what I imagine a temple ceremony was like.” But he’s no Christian...and I am no Jew. Different covenants, T.

That said, Greeks and Jews together make the perfect combo since we are both Chosen People of God and His favorite naughty children! We, as they say, understand each other.


11 posted on 12/27/2009 5:21:33 AM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Te贸filo

Beautiful and very interesting to me. I was surprised for instance to hear that I believe Catholics (I forget which Christians, I think it’s Catholics) use a version of the Priestly Blessing, which we use to bless our children weekly. I think that MOST of the Jewish prayers would be satisfying to Christians because they are prayers to our same, One and Only, G-d. Since you also have Jesus, you can add your own to it.


48 posted on 12/27/2009 10:24:35 AM PST by Yaelle
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We pray a Psalm every day at daily Mass!


77 posted on 12/27/2009 6:28:58 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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