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I Want to Learn to Pray

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    Like Jesus

    Jesus teaches us how to pray. (Matthew 6:9-13) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    Outloud

    I pray all the time silently to myself.  I cannot bring myself to pray outloud in front of others.  I am sure this stems from being chastized as a child for chosing a different religon than my father. 
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    Embarrassed

    I am Christian and I attend church often but I always feel awkward when it is time to come to the podium and pray. I know we all have our different ways of talking to God but compared to preachers, I feel like my prayers are being said wrong. That is why I never pray aloud.
    reka105 reka105 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    Prayer is for everyone.

    You don't have to believe in prayer for prayer to work. There are lots of prayer sites where people will pray for you. What have you got to lose?
    FascistAnarchyNOthanks FascistAnarchyNOthanks 61-65, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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    Joined to Teach

    i felt i had to join this group, because there is so much conflicting information about prayer.  i'm not gonna say i have the only answers, but i will share what i know. anyone can pray.  i dont care if you are 1 or 100 years old, anyone can pray.  prayer...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    So here it is, 12:37am, on my birthday. I'm married to a man I've been in love with since I was 17 years old (and that was quite a while ago). I have a beautiful family. Times have...
    hiswifey16 hiswifey16 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    Hello fellow Christians! I just have a prayer request. Could you please pray for strength? I'm in a pretty major spiritual battle. Devil is trying to make me feel insecure in God...
    HappyHeart555 HappyHeart555 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I want someone to message me and just tell me their story. I will listen. I have always loved stories, it's how I learn, through listening and reading. I want to learn something...
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    Please keep your roses of prayers coming. I'm holding on for a miracle, flicker of hope. thanks.
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I used to play guitar and i used to go to class but my parents out of blue stop me from going to class and i was really sick after and i couldnt practice and i forgot everything i...
    Pbehnaz Pbehnaz 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Many of us assume that if we simply ask God for patients ,love and kindness He will arrive at our doorstep with a plate full of everything we requested of Him what I'm learning is...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    btwitsamberlyn btwitsamberlyn 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Submission and Dominance has always interested me. I have always wanted to try it, but I'm not really up to date with all the rules and regulations for it. Anyone want to help me?
    cheyenne1513 cheyenne1513 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for...
    mktonght mktonght 51-55, M Jan 16

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    That scripture makes so much sense. The theme was forgiveness and confession/repentance. I admitted a part of me was jealous and he admitted that he crossed the line. He said he...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    It's high time we as a society learned to appreciate positivity. It's around us, but we all like to have our moans and groans (who doesn't have them really?). And I for one am...
    gazzapocotron gazzapocotron 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    if there is one thing I've learned in my life, it is that life is the greatest mystery, and anybody who is not seeking the meaning behind it has no actual interest in knowing...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have a life long friend just paid me a visit He has found out he has cancer of the lungs and brain . He believes in the power of prayer ,so he has asked me to ask my family to...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Until recently, I've always been lukewarm. Neither on fire for God nor a hater or nonbeliever. I wanted something more. I hit a rough spot starting May 2014 and it went on for a...
    1forHIM 1forHIM 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Update on my father-in-law: He has been home from the hospital 2 wks today. He has gotten his staples out. He has gotten his feeding tube out. He is healing from the jaw cancer...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I <3 to :) I want to feel free, happy and good everyday without thinking of others. I want to focus more in my Life :) and Love myself as how I value other people who are...
    19htiaf 19htiaf 18-21 Jan 4

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    I've been in a bad place!!! I've been watching bad videos and been away from God!!! I want to come back to him im tired of doing those bad things.... I want to go back to my father...
    isabel16 isabel16 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    In the quiet hours of the day, I often wonder if you are with me. I wonder if you are you okay... If I close my eyes and breathe releasing my daily strife, I hear your voice inside...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I would really like to have godparents who can establish a healthy and supportive relationship that I never had with my parents. I have heard of at least two persons who wanted...
    kucinta kucinta 26-30, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I feel like only prayer can help us at this point...... My husband and I recently just got married. We immediately moved to a different state. On top of all the newly wed drama we...
    amcgarity amcgarity 22-25 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    many this time of year get busy and let prayer life and spiritual things take a back seat ,, don't forget satan will be busy satan is still at his job Tonight and as we have...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I have had fibroids since i was 17! i have experienced the worst pain and discomfort of my life in the past 5 years now at 21 after hearing there is nothing that can be done. I...
    leighkamira leighkamira 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I stare at the populous in prayer. I look at em talking to the air. I sing for em, they don't seem to hear. I cry for em.. Are they in outer space? On a populous parade? Are they...
    SunGun SunGun 16-17 Jan 7

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    James 5:13-16New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) IV. The Power of Prayer Anointing of the Sick. 13 Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    It's the 2015th repetition of 365 days that has just begun, that we term as new year. But in reality it's just another day; another hour; another minute; another second or another...
    AnzzKamzz AnzzKamzz 26-30 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Excerpt from the diaries. I'm smiling now, that I re-read my thoughts back then. Day 98: I count...the days. I count to remind myself that I have only begun, that I am a newcomer...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F a week ago

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    I cannot see a way out of the mire I have led myself into, I cannot form lasting relationships with the people capable of helping me and I am so constantly afraid of myself and the...
    chorltonite chorltonite 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I cannot see a way out of the mire I have led myself into, I cannot form lasting relationships with the people capable of helping me and I am so constantly afraid of myself and the...
    chorltonite chorltonite 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I haven't said my bedtime prayers in a long time. Im sorry Jesus. I've been so busy. I'm gonna go back to my prayers. I have so much to pray about. I believe He hears me when I...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Here is a prayer similar to one i said when i was a child.Now i lay me down to sleep i pray the lord my soul to keep.If i should die before i wake i pray to God my soul to take.If...
    Ronaldjgossett Ronaldjgossett 46-50 1 Response Jan 5

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    It is easy to tell others what they should do when all is going well for you ,,but sometimes we have to practice what we preach.I am not going into many details here but my ex...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I know He does. So Lord, your servant bows down in prayer and humbly asks: protect my two Angels first and foremost against any evil which seeks their hurt, ruin, or destruction...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M Jan 8

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    create1908 create1908 13-15, F Jan 9

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    Well my best friend has epilepsy and she told me some things she'd been doing to herself she'd been cutting herself, and making herself puke, and she's being abused by her father...
    create1908 create1908 13-15, F Jan 10

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    "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" I remember every little thing As if it happened only yesterday Parking by the lake And there was not another car in sight And I never had a girl...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 11