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why do we say amen after a prayer

B yб Christianity is currently the largest religion on the planet, with an estimated 2. 2 billion followers worldwide, making up a staggering 31% of the earth s population. The overriding message of religion is that of peace, acceptance and love, although unfortunately many followers (and teachers) do not practice in this way. One of the words that are most commonly spoken in Christianity is the word БAmenБ this can be spoken after prayer, before and after meals or when someone says something holy. The agreed upon definition for the word БAmenБ is Бso be itБ like an affirmation of your action or speech. However, many followers of the bible believe it has many meanings such as-
to take care, to be faithful, reliable or established, or to believe someone or something. If you go a little further back in time there is a very strong link to Amen and Egypt. Amen (Amun) is the Egyptian god known as Бking of the godsБ and it is believed he was later emulated by the Greek god Zeus. Above is the typical depiction of Amun, with two plumes on his head, with the ankh in his left hand and the was sceptre in the right. the New Kingdom of Egypt. б This period was under the rule of 16th to 11th centuries BC. Akhenaten elevated his position to that of the singular god for worship in the New Kingdom, meaning Amun-Ra was thought of as what Christians would now call БGodБ.


There is a heavily play on words that flow over into our current vocabulary of Ra- translated to Sun- and sun also being the word of a different spelling for a male child БSonБ meaning the words of Amen and Ra combined represent the father (Amen) and the Son (Ra), with the holy spirit being the projection of AmenБs spirit to the son- making the holy trinity. To add to this the physical sun within our sky could be looked upon as the Son of God (Amen) being that it is a physical force that gives life to all of humanity. The sun being the ultimate manifestation of God s giving. Cross over in religion is certainly nothing new and much of that which exists within 1 religion flows over to the next.


Maybe there is no right or wrong religion, but that each is a piece to a bigger puzzle that can only be put together through the acceptance and perhaps the crossing over of the many religions. б king of the gods should not put Christians off saying it, as in reality- what Christians call God actually represents the same thing. There are crossovers between the stories of Mother Mary and Jesus compared to Isis and Horus. Osiris and Set compared to God and Satan. Maybe the stories will continue to repeat in different ways for future generations, so that those with a different level of consciousness can understand the same metaphorical value in a more congruent way. I say amen to a beautiful society that accepts everyone regardless of which God they pray (or donБt pray) too. Please share this article! Image Copyright: I am Luke Miller the author of this article, and creator of Potential For Change.


I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life. But what does the word mean? And why do people say it? Amen is commonly used after a prayer, or other formal statement. It is spoken to express solemn ratification or agreement. It means Бit is soБ or Бso it be. Б Amen is derived from the Hebrew дmдn, which means Бcertainty,Б Бtruth,Б and Бverily. Б In English, the word has two primary pronunciations: ah-men or ay-men. But it is one that is expressed in endless ways, from a soft whisper to a joyous shout. б Amen is found in both the and. Modern worshippers of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all use a version of the word, and records indicate that it has been used as an expression of concurrence after prayer for centuries. б The opposite of amen, arguably is cursing. Yet both cussing and prayer have the same roots in the three major faiths. to read how these sacred and profane words derive from a. In Judaism, congregants say amen in response to the words of the, or spiritual leader.


The term appears as part of a number Jewish prayers. In Christianity, amen occupies a central but often spontaneous position at the end of prayers or as a personal expression of affirmation for another s words during a or other religious discourse. Islam, like Judaism, incorporates a more formal use of the word into ritual but also deems it an appropriate way to end any sort of prayer. Rather than amen, Islam generally says amin. Amen is also used colloquially. For example: БDinner is finally ready Б amen! Б In Egyptian mythology, amen, or amun, was a represented by a ram, the god of life and reproduction. A controversial theory posits that amen derives from the Ancient Egyptian. When we pray, almost anything goes: dancing, whirling, kneeling, or swaying. And words of affirmation are almost always spoken. Amen is certainly one. What are others? (On a side note: If you ever hear scientists talking about the , this is what they are. )

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