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I Don't Understand Prayer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 21 People

    What's to Understand?

    When it comes to prayer, you either do it or you don't. It is all based upon your belief system. I am not talking about 911 praying where you promise not to do something again if God will just get you out of this one thing either. In my belief system I pray for God's will, not...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    How Does God Do It

    How does god do it ? How does he do it ? He answers all are prayers . How does he listen to all the prayers at the same time ? How does he answer all our prayers in a way . He never answers in his voice ? How does he know everything ? How do prayers help if god new everything ?
    harboraqua harboraqua 13-15, F Jul 8, 2010

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    Encouragement For You Who Doubt That God Is Attentive To Your Prayer

    God is very mindful and interested in how you feel, think, and what you say to Him. He loves us so deeply, like a father and friend. I will share a very personal and special moment that has changed my prayer life/thought forever. (Mind you, I have always questioned if my prayers...
    ProvWoman ProvWoman 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Waste Of Time

    I, personally, don't understand the act of praying beyond the definition of the act. Almost nothing about it makes any sense. First, and foremost, I am agnostic theist. In layman's terms, I do not know of the existence of a higher power, but I believe there is at least one. In my...
    PandaReverb PandaReverb 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2011

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    I Think It's A Mental Thing...

    I don't actually think that prayer works in the way most people would think it to. If there is a God, I don't believe that by praying you are actually talking to him/her. I believe that by praying you are convincing yourself over and over again that you believe that there is a...
    ExclusivelyJess ExclusivelyJess 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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    I Think Prayer Got Miss Understood For The Need Of Inner Contemplation

    I Think Prayer Got Miss Understood For The Need Of Inner Contemplation *... And the Need for Meditation * (Introspection) *But to expect our need to "Talk to the "Unknown" (?) (I give it a chance, but Who's happy trying to "Communicate" One Way? Without Reciprocation?)Inner...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Oct 2, 2013

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    God Dont Give A Damn Of My Prayers To Him

    For the past 3 years, I have been suffering alot of injustices and cruelties of life. This particular person deceived me and make use of me for her own selfish purpose and in da end she left me forever never to find me again. She was cruel and heartless towards me. I used to...
    yazed yazed 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    Are All Prayers Answered?

    I've heard this phrase several times, in several different ways, but I wanted to hear some of the peanut gallery's thoughts on it: "God answers all prayers. Sometimes the answer is just "No"." [Ex] You pray for a new car. A Pinto Hatchback enters your...
    OFFthecuff OFFthecuff 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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