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I Don't Understand Prayer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    But I will pray regardless,

    because my heart is filled with gratitude for the fact that he stood up on his own two feet today and walked a bit. I don't know where this prayer is supposed to go, but I will say it anyway because it can't stay in. I don't believe in prayer as a means to affect the outcome...
    Cestmoi2019 Cestmoi2019 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 2

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    it is true sometimes I don't and I don't understand certain parts so I can see how people would be confused by me half the time I am not sure why that is i guess I am just confused...
    deadbyaprilpromiseme deadbyaprilpromiseme 31-35, F Jan 31

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    the name here says it all.... I watch it cause my dad do. but I don't understand all them nice looking guys fighting over one ball. Good grief go to Walmart and buy one. but my dad...
    JTurner2002 JTurner2002 13-15, F Jan 29

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    veryfemininegirl veryfemininegirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I don't understand why anyone believes in it, It's Just random nonsense.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I don't understand these people at all and have very little tolerance of them I usually block them
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M Jan 28

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    Thoughts can't be read, but they're real. Faith cannot be seen, but that's very real. Some things aren't meant to be proved, but taken by faith, which is not an act...but a knowing...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 27

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