do you pray?

@mhayfie (242)
Philippines
March 25, 2009 4:13am CST
praying is the way to communicate with the almighty one. Classically, people may think that praying is just memorizing something then thats it. Contemporary people or church goers may think that prayer is just doing your daily chores and making the best of your day not doing bad things. i am the type of person who combines both when i wake up early in the morning i will say a simple prayer thanking that i have a day to live again while ill do it also in work sometimes i will be religiously studying my notes and all other stuff i need to finish before the days ends... Are you also religiously having your prayer habit?
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@1hopefulman (34953)
• Canada
26 Mar 09
Yes, I do pray daily. It is part of each day, fom awakening to bedtime. As you said, prayer is communication with the Almighty God. How could I go through the day and give Him no thought? He is not only my Father but also my closest friend. I view prayer as talking to God and reading the Bible as God talking to me. It is a two way communication.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
27 Mar 09
God is good!
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@1hopefulman (34953)
• Canada
28 Mar 09
So true!
@jeneias (608)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Loving these topics, great job btw! :) Anyway, I do pray, everyday. Constantly actually. I don't see prayer as memorizing something from the Bible and saying it over and over. Actually, doesn't God say in the Bible that people who continually say the same thing, over and over again, are fools? Maybe not the exact words, but something like that. My prayer is an ongoing conversation with God. I never lose contact with Him. I don't necesarrily thank Him all the time. I do, of course, thank Him. But it's more than that. I ask for guidance. I ask Him to give me peace and understanding when I'm in a difficult situation. I ask Him to help me remember things. It's funny, but before I became a Christian, I considered this talking to myself. I would talk to myself, ask myself questions, and eventually answers would just pop up, like a lightbulb moment, lol. Anywho, I've figured out that that's just God answering my questions. It's funny how people don't connect the two :P
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• Philippines
25 Mar 09
hi there ;) yeah it's a funny scene if you come to realize that you meant is talking to God but it ends that it's like you're talking to yourself hehe, but actually God is with us everywhere, guide and helps us- just seek for Him, and it's true when we have difficulties and trying to talk to Him a minute something snap or you have an instant action/remedy in that problem- i dunno if you get what i want to say (but i know you can relate to it hehe ) and it's because God is there am experiencing that too, it's such a relief sometimes if you just whisper to Him some thoughts and you feel comfortable and ease right? that you're very secured and nothing can harm you happy myLotting!:) Godabless!0=)
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
wow, How good is your perspective about praying i hope it would last. By the way i can say God Does not put or say something that is so blatant about being a fool rather maybe it is put into a *** as figures of speech...Eventually, even me i dont advocate those memorizing something but of course i dont go again the church goers who does these. So far so good you have a praying habit i can say..So happy mylotting!!!! May God bless you always....////
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@csrobins (1125)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I pray to communicate with my God. I worship him, talk to him, repent to him, and ask him things as that is what praying is. I don't make it a daily thing I have to do each day because I don't want it to be a chore like most everything else. It should be special, so I pray whenever I want, in my head out loud, doesn't matter how it is done, it's just talking to God.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
27 Mar 09
I too say a short and simple prayer before getting up from my bed in the morning and another a little elaborate one before going to bed at night. I also say a prayer before eating anything, my way of thanking God for giving me my daily bread. Prayer should come from the heart and not parroted mechanically. It is also good to remember Him throughout the day by taking His name anyway you want. This will help you avoid getting into any kind of mischief and at the same time drive away all evil thoughts from your mind.
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@vworld4u (144)
• India
25 Mar 09
Prayer is one natural way of conveying our "Thanks" to our god. It helps in understanding what we want - while praying we pray for some gifts from god. That way it is a good practice to pray which reminds us about what we want and how we need to live to achieve what we want to achieve. Even for a atheist, it would be very advisable to pray Nature (at least he should accept Nature as GOD) which helps him saying his Good will and wish to preserve Nature.
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Now i see some other view that praying is not just for christians and muslims. It is also to those who are conveying enormous communications to something that is above or superior to everyone...But i am really curious of how their feeling in praying nature(sun, plant, stone, rain,etc.) amazing is this people really praying and can they tell or justify that they are really happy in doing so. I hope they are.. But anyways in dropping by and wanting to respond in this maybe worthy one...May you always pray for anyones safety then in mylot. Happy myloting...!!!!
@vworld4u (144)
• India
30 Mar 09
Thanks a lot! I really liked the words you told to support me and my words. Good luck for your mylotting too!
@deleepkv (39)
• India
25 Mar 09
Prayer is something like meditation.it makes our mind tension free.also helps to control our emotions.we should start our day with prayer.This gives us the strength and confidence to face and overcome the bitter moments.
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
yup starting our day with a prayer is a very healthy habit that know one would know that this is the power of prayer when we pray always. I am always happy hearing to some people what they really see and experience in praying. Yah, when times come that we are so down or in the bitter moments of life as you have say already it gives to us confidence and strength... Yah, really it gives us the right defense against this very situation of our life...But anyways thank you for dropping by here in my posted discussion... Happy myloting...
• Singapore
25 Mar 09
Yeah I pray everyday, before and after meals, and before sleeping at night. I attended a catholic school during my primary and secondary studies, and I have adopted that way ever since. And yes I do have a prayer habit.
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
We have the same experience but when i was in primary school there are lots of catechist who would love to visit our school and share some stories coming from the bible and then letting us analized and memorized some bible verses. I was happy with that, that atleast God had reroute this people in our school. When i was in high school i was in a catholic high school and we have the prayer vigil now and then making us now more active to worshiping and singing joys for God. Now, that i am in third year in a university, its also catholic and we even had 4 theology subject with different titles. Happy myloting!!!!
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Hello mhayfie! I do pray too. I prayed everytime I go to bed to ask God to guard me from bad spirits while I am sleeping. My family also have a habit of praying before eating for thanking God for all the blessings to us.
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Hi also aisaellis22, thanks for dropping by and making some telling your experience and daily activities here in my posted discussion.,. It is really a healthy and worthy things of doing it. I know even if you dont pray God will always be at your side making you safe at your bedtimes. That he will send his angel for you so that you will have a happy sleeping time.Praying before eating will surely makes you more healthy physically and not just spiritually. Again with you dropin by here...Thank you. Happy myloting!
@pawan80 (37)
• India
25 Mar 09
Yes I prey everyday for the betterment of life and whatever God give to me. Preying give positiveness and strength to me, I act more wisely after doing it or come out from any situation.
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Wow amazing! Thank you for that healthy perpectives of yours about praying. Yes, Praying would not give you strength spiritually and also positiveness but also it gives us dtrength through physical and emotional wherein we come to love more our self and we have a positive view of making our body more into a glowy and more happy in all the aspects we do in our life. Yes, i also agree to you that we act more active and confident after doing the very healthy act of praying. That this would make us more alive that we come to love those chores that we even mind not to do... Happy myloting.
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
yes, when we were kids my grandmother will lead us in praying the Our Father every night, but we don't do it anymore when we grew older, moved out for college, then my prayers became conversations with God, no matter where i was, no matter what time of the day, whenever there are blessings, i say a simple thank you. when i have problems, i share it and ask for help. one time, i was so depressed about my work and asked for help, the next day or so, i got a call for an interview. i am so happy =) i have proven time and again that prayer really works =) God bless us all. =) it does not matter what religion you have, just continue praying to your God and He will give you what is best for you at the right time =)
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Even though you missed out of not praying or doing your nightly routine that your grandmom had teach you. You are still such as a religious one who would even give importance on conversing to GOD and this really makes you a very responsible daughter of the almighty. This would surely makes you a more worthy person alive in this world. I am sure that lots of blessings would come into your way since you have incorporated in your life what it means to love Life through praying. By the way thanks for dropping by comments in this discussion... Happy myloting!!!!
@myralmedo (815)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
hi :) am a born again christian and for me prayers is not about memorizing those "routines" as you've said it's a communication between a Father/parent and his child- conversation wherein you just like talking to a friend- God is so great and wonderful, i don't only pray at night but if ever i got a chance to talk to Him, i do and have a conversation saying my desire and whatever plans he has for me, guidance in everyday travel from our home to office-something like that. It's like having a bonding moment with a friend, companion, Father and he himself our Almighty God. ;) prayer can be short or long as long that it's sincere-comes from the heart and you truly convey what you really want to say to Him, actually it's like an ordinary talks with a friend :)- that's my meaning am just amaze of God's goodness... He is the best!:) happy myLotting! Godabless!0=)
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
hey..thanks for dropping by and responding to this healthy discussions of mine..Thanks...By the way i am also part of that sector since before but i was into changing the sect that i am attending since i was so a busy person that i would regret so much if i will not attend one of the night activities or i mean those felloowships and bible studies. That they really need you attention and time and thats my problem that i cannot give even a half of it in a day..Its really a great problem..By anyways thanks for sharing your view... Happy myloting@!
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
Hi mhayfie! When I wake up in the morning, I pray. I thank God for a good night's sleep and I ask for His guidance for the day. Before I sleep at night, I pray. I thank God for everything that has happened for that day and implore His guidance as I sleep. I also pray for the people I love and care for. When I have to make decisions, I also pray that He helps me make a sound decision.
• Philippines
4 May 09
well i do pray everyday... its before i sleep and before i leave thehouse.. and you what?! it feels good! lol
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
30 Mar 09
Yes i too religiously have my prayer habits.When i get up in the morning i pray for having a good nights sleep and my day should go good.When i have breakfast,lunch or dinner i will pray to God thanking him for the food and to bless the food.Then before sleeping in the night i will pray a general prayer and will also pray for protection throughout the night.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Yes I pray all the time, I go to Church too, I feel better when I pray and go to Church. God is God all the time!
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Hey there! I do pray everyday. First I say the prayer "Our Father" and then utter my own prayer to the Lord. I thank him for everything that He gave to me for this day and for the coming days. I ask him to always guide me and my family and love ones and to protect them as well. Have a nice day. God bless!
@reasco1 (299)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hello mhayfie, I pray all day long for veracious reasons but it helps me stay close too the Lord and too stay in His Word and His favor all during my day. God bless
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I do pray, but not daily. When I pray before going to bed, I quite often fall asleep during my prayer. The best time for me to pray is in the morning. I also give God thanks or make a request when a situation has happened.
@spice123 (15)
• India
26 Mar 09
I have started praying only when my son was about to be delivered. Till then I never ever felt the importance of God and praying God. Not that I am an atheist, but because I used to take it granted that it is the duty of God to take care of his own creation. Realization has come only when I felt a deep desire to communicate to him. www.wealth-in-health.today.com
@savypat (20246)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I pray all the time, but I only ask for strength to handle what ever life brings. So far my prayer has been answered.