Contrasting Prayers

Some Muslim prayers, including some recited by those who were murdering a young Christian recently (I won’t include the link, too graphic).

Islam

From Egypt:

May Allah cut your tongue out! May he freeze the blood in your veins! May he inflict you with cancer and allow you no reprieve… Allah, strike them with all sorts of disease, afflictions and pain! Allah, strike them with cancer! Allah, let your prophet overpower them! Allah destroy them! Allah destroy them! Allah destroy them! Allah destroy the criminals who challenge the noble prophet! [Then, very serenely addressing his Muslim viewers:] And peace upon you, and Allah’s mercy and blessings.

Broadcast to the pilgrims in Mecca:

O Allah vanquish the unjust Christians and the criminal Jews, the unjust traitors; strike them with your wrath; make their lives hostage to misery; drape them with endless despair, unrelenting pain and unremitting ailment; fill their lives with sorrow and pain and end their lives in humiliation and oppression; inflict your tortures and punishments upon the unjust Christians and criminal Jews. This is our supplication, Allah; grant us our request!

While beheading a young man who committed the ‘crime’ of converting to Christianity in Tunisia:

  • Let Allah be avenged on the polytheist apostate
  • Allah empower your religion, make it victorious against the polytheists
  • Allah, defeat the infidels at the hands of the Muslims

The Founder of Our Faith

Jesus Christ (Luke 6:27-35):

27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Choices

Joshua 24:15

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

 

 

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to Contrasting Prayers

  1. Chris Ramsay says:

    Its really really sad that teachings like islam are like this. People are brainwashed into obeying things that are obviousy wrong and terrible things to say and do. Christianity teaches you to think about your actions and how we can be a light unto the lord, how actions reflect our saviour.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Hi, Chris, good comment. Of course, not every Muslim teaches these things. Their book is not a unified whole like the Bible is, and has both hateful and peaceful teachings — you can pretty much make it what you want it to be.

      We all have within us the capacity to hate. Fortunately, God saves us from that and begins His work of reshaping us to be like Jesus Christ. May we, as you say, think about our actions, be a light, and reflect the Saviour so that others can see what He is truly like.

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