do you say amen everytime after you pray?

@rhane7315 (5673)
Philippines
May 13, 2008 12:28pm CST
i know that this is a stupid question. but for me, sometimes i tend to forgot to say amen after i pray. i just usually do a sign of the cross then go to sleep. i'm just curious if i'm the only one who does this. is that bad if sometimes i forget to say amen?
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
13 May 08
To me the very fact that you pray before going to sleep is the important part. I can't see God holding a forgotten amen against you. And by the way there is no such thing as a stupid question. I had a teacher that told me smart people are the ones that know where and how to find the answers, And one of the ways is to ask.
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@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
14 May 08
wow thanks for that info. i really appreciated it
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
14 May 08
I think the main thing is that you pray. If I am not mistaken,(someone correct me if I am wrong) the meaning for amen is "let it be so". There are many different ways to pray as there are people. Generally we do it in the way that feels right to us. I have fell asleep right in the middle of prayers before, but I knew that God still heard them.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
14 May 08
yeah i agree with that. thanks for letting me know
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
15 May 08
I went to a catholic school when I was young..Of course, praying is a very important thing for those nuns and priest..but they dont spank whenever I forgot to say Amen..But then, as I grow up, I kinda memorized the prayers and so with the Amen..It's like a finalization or ending of a prayer..It's ok if you sometimes forget..God will understand..It isn't the Amen alone that is important in a prayer..It's what your message and thought that count..
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
15 May 08
it should be say this word if you pray, amen means you are hoping that it will become. in your prayer you are wishing that the Higher person will grant you, in every prayer amen should be the last word we hear to each and everyone.