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And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against any one, forgive, in order that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. Bible

“stand praying.” The indicative mood of the Greek verb “stand” (stēkō #4739 στήκω) indicates that Jesus is thinking of this as something the disciples do; it is not just a hypothetical. Standing up to pray was an ancient practice, and reflected the belief that our Creator deserved the honor of standing before Him when making supplications and requests.


Commentary for: Mark 11:25