Do you Believe in the Power of Prayer?

@34momma (13896)
United States
March 27, 2009 9:04am CST
I am a stronger believer in the power of prayer. I know that if I prayer for something with my whole heart, with total faith it will happen. So do you believe in the power of prayer? Have you had your prayers answered?
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@ROYALG333 (126)
• United States
27 Mar 09
just because you pray for something doesnt mean you will get it. I never pray for material things or end results. Instead I try to pray for peoples health, well being, and perhaps the strongest prayer is to pray for others who are desperately in need. I would rather pray for those things and help put some positive spirituality into this broken world than pray for a car or something that is of material possession which in the end will not satisfy or fulfill any kind of human void.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Mar 09
God said ask and you will recieve. the Lord didn't say you can only ask for certain things. I think if you need something God is waiting for you to ask
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• United States
27 Mar 09
He said he will give us all we need! There is a difference between want and need. You don't need an Aston Martin car. You want it. But you need food and shelter etc.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
28 Mar 09
there is nothing that says you can only ask for food and shelter. it just say ask you and you will receive.
@benny128 (3622)
27 Mar 09
in a word no I dont I prayed for an aston martin and there was no aston martin on my drive the next day. he he he Tho seriously I dont believe in prayer tho what I do believe in tho is positive mental attitude if someone really believe that prayers work then it will work. It might not be the god so to speak, it is the power of the human brain which will make it happen if you really believe it will happen.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hi Benny, do you not believe in praying or do you not believe in God?
@benny128 (3622)
27 Mar 09
well god is a subjective matter different faiths have differing gods, so I dont believe in either to a certain extent, tho I live my life in the catholic way as I think the values are what we need in society not that we all answer to a supreme being which is different in all religions. If all faiths had a uniform god then fair enough but their isnt a uniform being its all subjective to your particular faith.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Well yes I am I am proof I was tolfd I would never have the one thing i always wanted because of being run ,over a child well I prayed onit alot an just to let you know feb 2nd i became a grandma so not only did I have 2 daughters i also had two stepdaughters from my hubbys prevouis an now I gewt to know about being a grandma I love it when doctors are wrong
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
29 Mar 09
what a great story of faith and prayer. wow thank you for sharing something so personal and wonderful
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I absolutely do believe in the power of prayer. And I believe that all prayers are answered. The problem is that sometines that answer is "no" and that is what most people can't understand. So they think that their prayers were not answered when, in fact, they actually were. We do not see the whole picture. That's where faith comes in. Trust in Him that the answer was the right one to fit into God's plan.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
29 Mar 09
hey Nova, thanks for such a wonderful reply to my post. i can always count on you to open up the eyes of a few
@drdivu (1011)
• India
27 Mar 09
well, i certainly believe in power of prayer from long..if one prayers ardently with FIRM FAITH AND BELIEVES IN PRAYER..PRAYERS DO COME TRUE..!! they do come true..its the faith that makes it come true.. yup, many of my prayers have been answered till date..touchwood..!!! thanks to God for his blessings..
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Amen to that drdivus! you are right and i wish others knew the truth as you the truth. thanks for coming by with truth
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
27 Mar 09
This may sound like a contradiction, I do believe in God. I wish though that I could believe that prayers are answered, but I do not totally believe that. Maybe my faith is not strong. I pray and pray and pray, but I do not see that my prayers are answered. I know that God does not always answer the prayers the way you want, but I am trying to believe in the power of prayer. I do think though, that when someone else prays for me, it works better than when I pray for myself. Keep your faith and have a blessed day.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Prayers without faith, are just words in the air. you have to know that God can hear you, but if you don't believe he will do what he has already promised to do, then you mind not even bother
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Yes I do; I have asked for some things; I would misplace stuff and ask God to help me find them and it worked out. Some haven't but I still firmly believe in the power of prayer. All you have to do is ask and pray in His will and it will be done.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Amen girl. i pray all the time. i am honest and always to the point and my prayers are always answered.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
I have always been a believer in the power of prayer because I believe in God. I never pray on a regular basis but I just pray when I feel like praying and when my mind and heart desires to pray. I do not pray normal prayers like those found in the book but I pray from the heart. That is why even if I am already a married woman I still do not know a lot of common prayers because I do not really believe in them. I believe that when we pray we should just concentrate with our feelings and thank HIM for all the blessings we received. We should also ask forgiveness from our sins and never forget to pray for our wishes. I have a lot of answered prayers and I believe that HE is the only ONE who gave them to me.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
29 Mar 09
and that is all you need to do. talk to God from your heart. Let the Lord know what you need in your life and make sure you alway give back.
• China
27 Mar 09
In some degree i believe people's power is limit,there must exist some strong power in the universe.But i never pray for something from God.i am not a christian,but i have a teacher who is a christian.She told me a lot about the God,i believe that,but i haven't decided to join you.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Mar 09
there isn't anything to join to believe in God and have faith in what He can do for you. all you need to do is know in your heart now matter what you ask for YOu will be blessed
@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
hello 34momma:-) of course i tremendously believe in the power of prayer. not a day goes by without me saying a prayer. i pray for everything, my family, my loved ones, myself, my work, for other people. prayer is a part of life and i can't imagine any human being who doesn't pray. i also believe all prayers are answered.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Mar 09
hey misshoney. I am glad you have such faith and trust that the Lord will give you what you ask for. keep on praying honey
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
i believe in the power of prayer. when i was in highschool, i listed the things i wanted. at that time, those were really impossible for me to have or achieve but i still had faith and prayed. i went to the church and prayed the novena and left the letter where prayer requests were collected. now, as i look back, i realized that all the things which were listed in that letter came true. it didn't come in an instant. but my wishes were granted one at a time...on it's own time... i also believe in asking the saints for help and that reciting the novena really works.
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
27 Mar 09
well good for you honey. continue to pray and have faith.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Yes, I do believe in the power of prayer. I have seen many prayers answered and give God the Glory and Praise for these answered prayers. Though they usually don't happen in my timing, they are always answered in God's timing.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
27 Mar 09
I completely believe in the power of prayer. God will always answer our prayers. He will either say, yes, wait, or no. Either way, God always gives us the perfect answer.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
30 Mar 09
Thank you for best response.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
i do believe in the power of prayer because i am actually releasing and declaring myself to the divine being. yes, most of my prayer request has been answered, those i have sincerely prayed for. and there are still prayers that is being processed , mneaning, the divine being is preparing me to receive them. i know he does not want me to receive something if i am not prepared for for it.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Most certainly I do!! I've prayed for many many things over the course of my life and most times it has come true however, the ones that didn't come true, there's a reason for it and although I may never know what the reason is, God knows and that's all that matters....
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
30 Mar 09
yes I strongly believe in the Power of prayer, i am a Spritual person, and I try to go to church as often as I can. I pray all the time, sometimes when I am in my car I will pray, today I lloed outside, it was a beautiful day, I looked up at the sky and said thank you God for the beautiful day. I pray often. And if you believe God will answer your prayers too. he might not answer right away but he is always on time. God is Good!
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
hello! yes I do believe in the power of prayer. Even with little things. One example is when I need transportation, I would just pray that He provide me with bus or jeep that is not full with passengers, and after a few minutes, there it is. In praying we just have to be patient, God answers it, in his time.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hi momma! Yes, I do believe in the power of prayer! I believe that in some cases it does really work! I can't say that all my prayers are always answered, but I can say that the very important ones are usually answered! I don't like to ask for too many things and certainly not unimportant things or material things. I only pray for health things and things that are really necessary! And I always remember to say thank you when my prayers are answered!
@Darkwing (21588)
27 Mar 09
Yes, I believe in the power of prayer. I think if we know how to draw our energies and pray with positive belief as you do, our prayers will be answered, my friend. Brightest Blessings.