Do you believe that prayer can change things?

@jojo732 (295)
June 22, 2012 6:23am CST
Hello to the world wide mylotters I hope you are all well...so do you believe that prayer can change things,the reason I am asking this is because my 39 years old son has been told that there is a problem with his heart,he also has also been told that he has high blood pressure and high cholestorol in his blood stream. I am a christian and believe in the power of prayer,if any of you wonderful mylotters believe in the power of prayer I would appreciate your prayers for my son,many voices raised in prayer to the lord will surely be heard and answered.. God bless you all jojo732
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@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
23 Jun 12
I believe in the power of prayer...were you pray to the Lord,the Virgin Mary. the Angels, the formless, mother nature, any thing do you believe in...if you pray with honesty and trust your prayers will be answered in one way or other. Blessings to you and your son.
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response,and thank you for your Blessings for my son and I. God Bless you. jojo732
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
24 Jun 12
Thank you jojo!
@else22 (4319)
• India
23 Jun 12
Hi jojo,I am a Hindu from India and we Hindus believe in the power of prayers.Prayers can work miracles provided you devote yourself fully in the feet of the Almighty.Surrender yourself before Him and don't disbelieve Him even for a fraction of a second.Believe that you have already got what you are praying for.Leave all your anxieties,tensions,apprehensions and all burdens on Him and He will take care of all this.The power of prayer depends on your belief on God. I pray God for your son's earliest recovery.And I believe he will be ok soon.
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response,and thank you for your prayers for my son.I am so humbled by the amount of ppl here who say they will pray for my son. Yes you are right when you say the power of prayer does depend on how strong your belief is in God..But every faithful prayer will be heard,well that's what I believe anyway.. Have a Great Weekend jojo732
@else22 (4319)
• India
23 Jun 12
Thanks,jojo.I can understand what you must be feeling about your dear son.When my mother was alive,she too used to get extremely worried when I caught cold or fever.Your son is having a major problem,but rest assured he will get well soon.So many prayers can't remain unheard. All my best wishes for your dear son and you.
• United States
22 Jun 12
I will pray for your son. I dont really go to church anymore i did when i was younger but, i still pray and i still try and live how i was rasied. I am christian as well. I wish your family the best of luck.
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response,and thank you for keeping my son in your prayers. God Bless You. jojo732
• United States
24 Jun 12
Your welcome! Keep us updated on how everything is going, please.
@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
22 Jun 12
Yes, I do believe in prayers, It helped me a lot of times like a miracle. I wish and I pray that your son will be back to being healthy again. And that God will make him and your entire family stronger despite the trial that you are encountering.
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
thank you so much for your response,and thank you for keeping my son in your prayers whenever you are troubled always take it to the Lord in prayer. God Bless you. jojo732
@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
23 Jun 12
Pray is the least I can do to help. Your very welcome. God Bless You and your son too.
@mythociate (14997)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
25 Jun 12
To answer your question, No it doesn't. A bit of explanation: It's like asking if a hammer will build a house. Look at it this way: I told my apartment-manager that my AC-filter needs changing; is it changed yet? No. But maintenance is coming in on Wednesday, and I asked for 'AC-filter' to be added to the work-order. Your son: we'll pray for his health, but that--by itself--won't make him healthy. He's got to change his habits, take-medicine/eat-food that doesn't raise his blood-pressure and -that lowers it more. Let time and his immune-system clean out the bad stuff as he puts in the good stuff more.
@jojo732 (295)
27 Jun 12
Thank you for your response,and yes my son is changing his habits ..to give his immune system clean itself out.. Thank you so much. Have a great week. jojo732
@riempie9 (1026)
• South Africa
23 Jun 12
Prayer can change your life around, especially if your prayer is sincere and comes from the heart. After you have prayed you feel warm and glad in your heart that you have done something good. All this helps the brain; your feeling of goodwill and sincerity about others. Keep on praying even if it is just repeating the name of God over and over again in remembrance.
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your reply riempie9. God Bless you,and have a great weekend. jojo732
• India
23 Jun 12
Yes definitely prayer can change things. Once we are hearing it every day, there will be some impact on our mind. It is proved in several cases, especially in the case of prisoners. And it is observed that there is vital change in their life. Anyway when I was in the school each and every days starts with a prayer .
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much,we also used to have morning prayers before the school day started. God Bless You. jojo732
23 Jun 12
Trials have been done on the effect of prayers and we know that there is no supreme being or god listening to them. However if someone believes that there is a god listening and they know people are praying for them then this can have a psycological boost which may well help them to get better so it is worth a try and nobody loses even if it does not work.
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response. Have a great weekend. jojo732
• Philippines
23 Jun 12
Hello Jojo. I am glad to know you're a Christian, a firm and true believer in the Lord - the one and only true living God in the Bible. Prayer, as we learn is communication with God. It is not the prayer that changes things, but the power of God in prayer that can change things. That's what I learned so far. A problem with the heart and other related complications is because of a lot of factors. One is the food we eat and the lifestyle we practice. You can or we can pray about him, but unless he does what he's supposed to do, as expected by God, there's nothing that will brought changes even if we pray fervently.
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your comment.Yes you make a good point about diet and lifestyle,my son is trying hard to give up smoking,to help with trying to improve his health. Have a great weekend and God Bless you. jojo732
@nadrolski (220)
• Philippines
23 Jun 12
yes, i humbly do believe that our prayers can change things, especially those involving lives of people. no matter what religion you belong to, no matter on who you serve, if you have trust and faith on Him, every thing is possible. while there is life, there is hope.
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response,yes it is all about faith and trust .. Have a great weekend. jojo732
@keoni108 (42)
• United States
23 Jun 12
Recently, my faith in the Lord has been strengthened tremendously in the past year or so. First, I lost my ID, which I got really stressed about. I needed it for a very important errand which I do not want to go into details. When I went to look around for it in my car, house, EVERYWHERE, I couldn?t find it. I decided to go to the place where I would do the errand. I hoped they would understand that I lost my ID, but when I got to the parking lot, I found my ID in my bag after praying all day that I would find it. Another place where I renewed my strength in the Lord is when I lost my routine of going to the beach, because I was busy. I prayed and prayed that I could have my weekly beach time. Guess what, I go multiple times a week now. The Lord is amazing. People say "If hes real, give me a soda", but the Lord works in mysterious ways. He works in ways that will not grant you wealth, but in ways that will help you achieve a life of helping others and worhshiping the lord. To me, things that I pray for come true. I pray that this comment will get best response too! :)
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for the last part of your response it is good to be able to smile,if even just for a moment.Yes the Lord is amazing. God Bless you and enjoy your trips to the beach. jojo732
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
23 Jun 12
Yes, definitely, though some can be received in an instant some can be delayed. Some can be recieved in a small packages, but what is inside is precious. Others big ones but a lesser worth or not your liking. That's why I always count my blessing. Faith can moved things, literally. It helps us to be strong. Someone, somehow really guides and even care even when we care less. Because it already happened to me. Welcome to myLot and God bless
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response and your welcome. Yes I believe faith can move many hurles that may be put in front of us each ands every day. God Bless you and have a great weekend. jojo732
• Indonesia
23 Jun 12
yes prayer can change things, because prayer is your motivation, so it was useless if you pray with out motivation, it was what really what you want.
@jojo732 (295)
23 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response. God Bless you and have a great weekend. jojo732
@Bhebelen14 (5075)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
Yes, I believe that prayer can change things. Before my life was so misable and I am living in the dark. Prayers help me to see the light in my life and give me the right person who will help me to become a better person. I have lot of prayers that came true and lots of wishes that grated because of the power of prayers.
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
thank you so much for your response it so good to see how prayer has worked in your life. god Bless you always. jojo732
@nonersays (2702)
• United States
22 Jun 12
I quit praying a long time ago, because my prayers were never answered. And after watching so many loved ones, even the ones who were "close with God" die slow and horribly painful deaths, I gave up. You and your son will be in my thoughts, however, and if prayer helps you, then keep on praying! I think there are even websites online where you can get your son listed on a prayer list and have many, many people sending up prayers for his recovery.
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response,and thank you for keeping us in your thoughts. I will think about looking at the sites you mention. Have a great weekend. jojo732
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
Yes I do believe in prayers. Cause just last week, God answered my prayers, I was so overwhelmed, dumbfounded, I could not believe that two days ago I had a problem, and two days after I suddenly had a solution! God is awesome. He will never let you down. I will pray for your son, for strength, and wellness.
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response and thank you for keeping my son in your prayers. Yes it is amazing what the Lord can do as long as we believe in him,always take it to the Lord in prayer. I am so glad that your prayers have been answered. God Bless you. jojo732
• Bangladesh
22 Jun 12
Prayer means to want some thing from God. So, Prayer is one kind of dependency on others and spoils one's creativity. I think we can get benefit from feeding a hungry, donating to charity, responding with responsibility to emergency problems and wellwishing for the unfortunates. Let your arts be turned into the sense of duty to yourself, to your family, to kith and kins and to the peope of your country and to the people of the whole earth.
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
Thank you for for comment kashidanga1971. Have a great weekend. jojo732
• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Jun 12
Prayers absolutely work! I asked Mylotters to pray for me a while back and I absolutely had my prayers answered! =) I will definitely be praying for your son and a healing in him. And my husband will pray for him too. God answers prayers. =)
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
Thank you so much,I am so glad that your prayers were answered. God bless you and your family jojo732
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
22 Jun 12
God said in the Holy Quran : " When My worshipers ask you about Me,I am near. I answer the supplication of the suppliant when he calls to Me; therefore, let them respond to Me and let them believe in Me, in order that they will be righteous." Al-Baqara :186 " Your Lord has said: 'Call on Me and I will answer you. " Ghafir :60 so prayer can change things , I'll pray for your son , God heal him and give him health and wellness .
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
Thank you so much samar54 jojo732
@maezee (31573)
• United States
22 Jun 12
If that is your belief, stick with it! I have never found any solace in praying. But I am also non-denominational. . But if you believe it will help you, there's no harm in doing it?
@jojo732 (295)
22 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your response maezee. Have a great weekend jojo732