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I Don't Pray Anymore

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep...

    I pray the Lord My soul to keep If I should die Before I wake I pray the Lord My soul to take.   Everynight I recited this prayer.  Everynight I felt secure.  Everynight I believed that God truly looked down on me at that moment and smiled.  That He...
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2008

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    A Long Road

    I grew up in what some might call a sort of hell. I won't state the exact surrounding but I grew up in a refinery controlled town. This time has a title, the rise of crystal meth and the reforms of the refineries. This area from when I was young and till now produces 25% of the...
    bassist9 bassist9 22-25, M 11 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    It is not that I do it on purpose

    or that I "want" to stop praying, but I feel my heart is dead now, I really do. When I hear the prayers call now, I feel as if it is something irrelevant to me, it doesn't even occur to me that I should get up and pray, it is as if the prayers call is not really calling me, it...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2014

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    I Used To Pray Every Night

    I guess I started having my doubts about the bible and God in general, but didn't like the thought of doubting, in case I was wrong. (Even though, God shouldn't care if we doubt, after all, we have free will) All my life I prayed every night. I went to church every Sunday when I...
    bdmthrfkr bdmthrfkr 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Even As Spiritual As I Am, Praying Is Lost Act For Me

    Too many unanswered prayiors, too much gone undone.  I have not been protected when I beckoned for it.  I have not been assured when I needed it and I have not been answered when it meant most.  So I no longer pray, life is the same but I keep my dignity I...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F Jun 25, 2010

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    Newsflash - Prayer Does Not Work.

    I stopped believing in prayer even when I was a Christian. If god is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent and has a plan for the universe, the physical rules will not break and all the pleading in the world wont do anything to change the course of nature if there is a master...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    Whats The Use??????

    I NEVER in a million years thought I would even get to a place where I just couldn't pray. My life has been NOTHING short of a mess (well at least I think so) and its always been that way (no matter how much I try to run from the past, the past won't leave me alone) I wish I...
    orichgirl orichgirl 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    Confusing

    I am one of those people who aren't sure what religion they are. I like to stay as open-minded as I can be about religions, but I have a problem with a few of the stories. Mostly it's the Christian/Catholic faiths that confuse me. Mostly because they seem slightly hypocritical...
    morrisjey morrisjey 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2011

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    God Knows

    Prayer always made me uncomfortable, especially those group prayers. Just hearing other people's prayers made me uncomfortable. They just seem too private and personal. I don't care to have anything to do with them.
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 Jul 30, 2012

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    But...

    Oddly enough I can't get this out of my mind... over and over but only the beginning "Now I lay me down to sleep..." then again I'm also singing "ashes ashes we all fall down" so who knows where my mind is. .... life is but a dream
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    I'm Not A Child Anymore.

    I lost my religious beliefs in my childhood, along with Santa and the tooth fairy. I wonder how people can be adults and be so irrational. There's no-one listening!
    Dexagon Dexagon 18-21, M 6 Responses May 18, 2010

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    isabel16 isabel16 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I don't belong anymore, no anywhere i have tried to keep strong so i can help others, but i just can't, i just don't belong anymore no anywhere :'(
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M Feb 21

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    Cruel World. Broken. Shattered. Exhausted. Bleeding. Bruised. Crying. Screaming. Silenced and Frightened. Heart Racing. Sobbing. Wretching. Still. Motionless in Shock. Bye Cruel...
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F 11 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm sure this is just a short term thing. I'm becoming highly aware of how a certain pill (cou- flexiril -gh) affects me as it builds up in my system. How do you drinkers do it...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I have recently found myself in a place where I don’t know anymore. I constantly feel like a failure. I feel like I can’t do anything right. I mess up everything. I can’t...
    Hindercat Hindercat 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, I tend to reply slowly because instead of messaging, I may be answering questions here:) Don't take it personally if I don't reply you! I will. I just won't reply if you have...
    MissPeruvian MissPeruvian 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I already have 3 kids from my first marriage, a 5 year old boy a I had twin girls last year. My ex cheated on me when I was pregnant so I kicked him out. No my divorce isn't final...
    youreallywanttoknow youreallywanttoknow 26-30, F Feb 17

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    Lately I've realized how alone I truly am. Completely. I can't stop crying over the things that don't matter anymore. I've been thinking about death...a lot. After talking to some...
    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Be wise. Guard your heart. Pray for guidance. Remain careful about who you allow in your life, and don't let past experiences with people who treated you unfairly make you bitter...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F Feb 21

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    Never have and never will. Not a fan of destroying my lungs or smelling like an ash tray or having my teeth get all gross looking.I prefer not to date women who smoke cigs, just...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    not only bettle depression I battle low self image! I am so frustrated how guys tend to base a girl on what she looks like when we all get older and ugly with age your wife you...
    MichaelaG MichaelaG 26-30, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I've been in Erasmus last year and this semestre I can't relate to anybody, I don't know what I want, where to go, what to do, I get anxious, depressed, I don't know what to do...
    marihelena marihelena 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am so lonely. I've always been lonely, but I don't think I've ever been as much as I am now. I love being alone, but it's because I can't be left alone that it makes me feel...
    BlueRio BlueRio 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I've been with him for almost 4 years now. When I think of it, I never felt loved in our relationship. Lately I feel like he's been taking me for granted. A week can pass without...
    Brego Brego 18-21, F 15 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's been two and half years since I quit drinking alcohol & beer. Going on three years this coming July. I don;t do any drugs..but it still feels good to be sober and clean. I...
    FourEyedLad FourEyedLad 36-40, M 11 hrs ago

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    My dad had some drug and alcohol problems. I don't want to end up like him, so I'm not letting myself take recreational drugs or drink alcohol on a regular basis (in fact, avoid it...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    No you don't. I'm 16 and a lot of kids my age already drink and smoke. Hell the only thing I drink is tea, water, soda, and milk.
    hondurananonymous hondurananonymous 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm so sick of people saying "I don't need that to have fun" like good for you and your life but some people like drinking and like smoking. Maybe they like that it makes the world...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    i enjoy making new friends and i don't care if your gay, straight or bi. so if you want a new friend to chat with feel free to add me.
    girlyboyandrea1987 girlyboyandrea1987 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    But I don't have problem with those who do. As long as you don't violate human autonomy or deny people in your care the medical treatment they need over it, then you should be free...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I am tired. I am tired. I am British, 18, and practically a single mom to my sick 3 year old brother. My mom is always away at work and I have to take care of him. I have to take...
    TheSkyIsBlue12 TheSkyIsBlue12 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I don't trust people easily. Sometimes I don't know what to believe anymore. I mean it's like a person is very nice but then they show their true colors. Smh..
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    I totally understand how pain - being unloved when you need it desperately - can lead to resentment and outright hatred. I totally get how things even just within yourself - guilt...
    scalner scalner 31-35 a week ago

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    You playing your XBox for four hours at a time is just horrendous, especially when it's consistent gunfire and explosions. You're also listening to a podcast that holds no interest...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    Going on 8 years and i am 26 years young and hes 30 years old. Ever since he started a new physically hard job last june from an easy peasy sales one our sex life has plummeted...
    LoveRemedy LoveRemedy 26-30, T 1 Response Feb 6

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    I just want someone that will help me and won't leave. Someone I loved just left we don't talk an im dying I have no one anymore.
    ash0014 ash0014 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I can't stand being with my boyfriend any longer, but I don't know if I can leave him...I'm too afraid to let go. So this is our story: We're at a long distance relationship...
    Bitterlove Bitterlove 16-17, F Feb 10

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    PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME FOR THIS POST, I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN THIS SITUATION THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT! I HAVE 2 YOUNG STEP DAUGHTERS AGES 6 AND 8...
    xbeautifulx xbeautifulx 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I really don't like being around my mother, she is the most hurtful person I have ever met. the things she says are just unbelievable at times... I really don't know what happened...
    veezus veezus 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I take care of others before myself, so much that I don't know me anymore. It's not that I care what others think about me, I just like making others happy, I like to treat others...
    Sweetbeotch Sweetbeotch 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 7

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