Awf bin Malik Radhiyallahu anhu says: “I spent a night with Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used the miswaak (cleaned the teeth), then performed the wudhu, then stood up in salaah. I stood with him (joined him). He began reciting the Surah Baqarah. Whenever he came across an aayah of mercy, he paused and beseeched Allah of His Mercy. In the same manner when he came across an aayah of adhaab (punishment), he paused and beseeched Allah for His forgiveness from adhaab. He then performed ruku’, and remained in the ruku for as long as he had spent in the standing posture. He recited in the ruku’:Subhaana dhil jabaruti wal-malakuti wal-kibri-yaa-i wal-‘a-za-mati.Translation: Glory be to the Lord of the Might, the Dominion, the Majesty, and the Magnificence.Thereafter he performed the sajdah, which was as long as the ruku and recited the same du’aa in the sajdah. He then recited the Surah Aali Imraan (in the second rakah), thereafter one surah (in each rakah) and did the same”
And let not those who [greedily] withhold what Allah has given them of His bounty ever think that it is better for them. Rather, it is worse for them. Their necks will be encircled by what they withheld on the Day of Resurrection. And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. And Allah , with what you do, is [fully] Acquainted.
Surah Al Imran
Surah No. 3, Verse No. 180