Who taught you how to pray.

India
September 30, 2009 11:29am CST
Who was the person, who thought you how to pray. It was my dear grandmother, who thought me how to pray, and she thought me the prayers, which I still use everyday during my prayers. Now days I have added a few more prayers of my own, but the first prayers which my grandmother thought me still sticks to me. What about your experience.
5 responses
@eshaan (6193)
• India
30 Sep 09
it comes by birth and childhood..you see the elders prayign and then you adopt the things as u grow...same way...i developed some things from home and later when i was married learned some more things from this house also....thus it keeps changing...the main aim remains the same...love for God and ask for the betterment of whole family and people around...
• India
1 Oct 09
eshaan if I am right, you are a muslim. Even though I have studied in an Islamic college, I do not know much about Islam. Thanks for the response.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
1 Oct 09
i am not muslim..eshaan means the noth-east direction...and its totally a hindu name....its the name of my son...and it is also one of the name for Surya devta...so...i am Hindu...and eshaan is also a hindu name
@balasri (26554)
• India
30 Sep 09
No one but the circumstances.They only taught me to pray every time.
• India
1 Oct 09
Hmmm...Circumstances ? Surely somebody must have thought you some thing during your early age ? Thanks for the response.
@balasri (26554)
• India
1 Oct 09
Sorry to disappoint you.Nobody has taught me the prayers even in my childhood.I used to go to temple and pray myself with whatever comes to my mind.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
My parents taught me how to pray. They taught me the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and my favorite, the Guardian Angel. I still remember when I was small, we used to pray together kneeling in front of a cross in my pajamas. Well, now I pray alone with my personal prayers and sometimes I pray the Rosary.
• India
1 Oct 09
Thanks for the response madelaine. Even though I am a Hindu, I can recite the Our father prayer, because for ten years, I was reciting the prayer everyday when I studied in a Christian Missionary School. It brings back fond memories, as little children, how we used to pray and play.
@gicolet (1704)
• United States
30 Sep 09
My mom taught me how to pray. It's that prayer from the bible "Our Father who art in heaven..." Now I don't pray like that anymore. I pray by quietly speaking whatever it is on my mind...it's like talking to God without hearing any response. It makes me feel good afterwards. It's like some kind of therapy.
• India
1 Oct 09
Believe it or not gicolet, even though I am a Hindu, I can recite, the prayer "Our father who art in heaven". I studied in a Christian missionary school for the first ten years, and this was the prayer we used to recite,every day in the morning before the classes start. Thanks for the response.
@diillu (5128)
30 Sep 09
I was grown up in the nuclear family. So, my grandparens used to stay in different place. My mother was the first person to taught me how to pray. She taught me prayers and taught me how to pray. I still pray with the same prayers.
• India
1 Oct 09
We always stick to the prayers which we are thought first by our elders. Thanks for the response.