Do You Believe In The Power of Prayer?

@wachit14 (3601)
United States
August 13, 2008 8:34am CST
This morning I had the very best news. My little cousin Justin, who has been treated for cancer for the last thirteen months, just got back his latest bone marrow test and it was negative for the first time since he was diagnosed. We are all overjoyed by this news and now have hope that he will make a full recovery. His mother thanked everyone who has been praying for him. I have said a prayer for him almost every day and I believe this is definitely one of the reasons that he is going to make a full recovery. Do you believe in the power of prayer? What prayer do you say most often that you feel really helps either yourself or others?
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• United States
14 Aug 08
I believe in Prayer 100%. I Pray all the time for almost every situation that I am in. Or others are in. I would not take so much time Praying, if I did not believe in it. It would be just a big waste of time if I did not believe in Prayer 100%! My being here now is a miracle from Prayer, and I have seen other miracles that have came from Prayers!
• United States
14 Aug 08
That is great news!. YES I absolutely do believe in the power of prayer.
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@shav9292 (929)
• India
13 Aug 08
i feel so happy for Justin,yes you are right prayer do make miracles happen if your heart is pure and full of faith things turn out good. give my regards to Justin. Peace ,take care.
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Yes I do believe in the power of prayer. God still works His miracles through the prayer of His precious children. I daily pray for the protection of my family, our community and wisdom and strength for my sweetheart working in other country.Yes God is ever faithful in answering these prayers. Truly God is merciful. You can count on Him always.
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@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I always pray for the protection of my children first and foremost. Every single day I do this. I then include in my prayers, those who are suffering from illnesses or hardships. I rarely pray just for myself, but I do ask God to give me strength and that prayer is always answered.
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• China
14 Aug 08
sometimes i do believe in the power of prayer though it is not scientific ,it can make someone happy.
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@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
14 Aug 08
sure. i think everything is in God's hands. if got doesnt want someone to die for some reason, no matter what bad condition they are in, miracles do happen. everything happens for reason...
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@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
I do believed in the power of prayer! As we all know that God is always there for us 24/7! And I am happy for your little cousin recovery and sure it will be full recovery. Everynight when I pray I thank God for taking care of my family and love ones, and thank God for all the blessings. I am also a big believer of the power of our mind. Some people can manipulate others without even knowing it, and if you have this experience that you are in pain doesn't matter if it's emotional or physical, the more you think about it the harder it's gets but if you suddenly focus your mind in something else you will actually forget the pain. There are atually saying for this, " What the mind believes the body achieve".
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@bubblyapple (2655)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Since I was small, I was taught how to pray. I was told that praying makes your hope and wishes come true. That is all that was on my mind when I was young. However, as I grow older and I start to learn the true meaning of prayer for me, I've realized that there is more to prayer than asking for your wish list to come true. I've realzed that when what we do is just ask, ask and ask, we are just like in the restaurant ordering from the menu. It is like we jsut use prayers to order the God whom we are praying to. I believe that prayer is a communication tool. A tool that you could use to commune with the God whom you believe. The time for you to meditate on the things that are happening in your life and a time for you to LISTEN to waht HE has to say.
@Elixiress (3893)
13 Aug 08
I do not believe in the power of prayer as I do not believe that there is anything to prayer to and therefore I do not have a specific prayer.
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• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Thanks be to GOD for that miracle! Yeah, now I do believe in the power of prayer. I always pray that at least I can fall asleep for at least 4 hours or 3 hours. I am an insomniac person and I feel really difficult to sleep. So My prayer always go the same way to heal my insomia.
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• Sweden
13 Aug 08
Thats really good to hear ,I believe in prayers and it no possible if you pray GOD always help us in time of sorrow.I often pray that my family in the Phil have a good help and also i thank GOD for what he done to me in my life.
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@Valenas (1510)
• United States
13 Aug 08
In a way, yes, but differently than the way that others view it. I am not religious at all. I tried going to church, and I sat there and cried in front of everyone because I couldn't convert my beliefs into the Christian beliefs. Prayer does have an effect, though. For those who truly believe, it gives them hope for whatever it is that he or she is praying for.
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@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I DO believe in the power of prayer. I've seen what prayer can do. If I am at a loss for words, I might use one of the prayers in the Bible or ask God's Holy Spirit to help me pray the right words. But usually, I just talk to God, knowing that He knows what's in my heart, and knowing that if I stumble or stutter, He understands.
• United States
14 Aug 08
Ooops. I hit post before finishing. That is awesome news. I'll keep praying for him and your family.
@liquorice (3902)
14 Aug 08
That's lovely news about your little cousin. I'm very happy that his test came back negative, and you must all be so relieved. However, I don't believe in the power of prayer. From personal experience and also just from looking at the world, lots of people praying for someone doesn't make a difference. Some people just get better and some people do not, with or without the prayers. I hope we can agree to disagree on this one, and that your cousin continues to go from strength to strength.
@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Of course we can agree to disagree, but think about all the positive energy that comes from prayer. That alone can make a difference.
• United States
14 Aug 08
No I dont believe in the power of prayer I just find it not worth it when I try to ask for some help or something I never get it and I am on my own always.
@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I don't believe you are really ever on your own. Perhaps when praying, pray for inner strength to help you deal with whatever you have to deal with.
@magojordan (3256)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
I have always believed in the power of prayer and the things that it has done for me are proof of it. One of the simplest prayers I say is "Dear God if I may have forgotten you today, please never forget me" I liked that prayer very much besides the generic prayers that we have.
@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I really like that prayer. It's simple, yet powerful. Thanks for sharing.
• Canada
13 Aug 08
absolutely not. what is the purpose of prayer exactly? to catch gods attention? i thought god was omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient? lets say he/it isn't, so more people praying is better than less? why is that? does god ignore certain people? also, do you credit god for all the unfortunate events that occur? or just the "miracles"? if there is a god he/it is responsible for both.
@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Prayers are not always answered the way we would like them to be. That's life. However, the power of prayer is still very real, even if you don't believe in a higher power. So how is that possible? Because it provides inner strength and positive feelings from within. That alone can sometimes help a person get through difficult times and even bring about positive changes within themselves, and even in the word.
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
18 Nov 08
I do believe in the power of prayer although sometimes we don't get what we pray for. I am so glad that you and your family have recieved what you prayed for, for little Justin to get well. I hope his recovery continues for years to come. But if not, then it is God's plan for him and even though we don't think that is fair, since the poor kid is so young, we have to accept god's plan because we don;t know what his reasons are. So we need to love Justin as long as he has on this earth. It has been 4 months since you posted this discussion so can you tell me, is Justin still doing well? I sure hope so. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Your friend Chris
@gabbana (1815)
• China
5 Sep 08
em, i don't believe in prayer cause i don't have any religion . but sometimes i pray,haha.
@gtdonna (1740)
19 Aug 08
Yes I do! Prayer is power and I have seen it work time and time again. I do not say any written specific prayer, I use my own words and "talk to God" personally. The thing is we can talk to our friends and unload our burdens, but yet, many find it difficult to talk to the friend of all friend.