Pray for my fingers today! (or maybe God doesnt work that way?)

@TheHorse (63456)
Pleasant Hill, California
January 14, 2017 12:24pm CST
I have two music gigs today and this evening, so my fingers will be tired by tonight. In my title, I joking ask you to pray for my fingers, but I'm not so sure that God responds to cause and effect prayers. A friend just lost her best friend. Of course we all prayed for her friend, but maybe we weren't praying for her to survive her cancer. Maybe we were paying for her last days here to be peaceful and filled with love. I've known people who prayed for something and felt disappointed when their prayers "weren't answered." Maybe "thoughts and prayers" work differently. Maybe they simply make the person being prayed for feel more comfortable--more loved. But love can increase oxytocin which reduces cortisol. And cortisol can undermine our immune system, so maybe there is some practical value in prayer for others as well. I dunno. What do you think?
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@vandana7 (63537)
• India
14 Jan 17
Any moment spent with god is a good one for body and soul.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
But I try to find God in the eyes of everyone I meet. What if there is no God beyond the best of what humans can be?
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@ramapo17 (23255)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
@TheHorse We will never know until we pass.
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@vandana7 (63537)
• India
15 Jan 17
@ramapo17 .. I believe he is there. There has to be a creator.
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@AliCanary (1781)
14 Jan 17
I don't necessarily view "God" as an entity with a personality--perhaps more like a universal force--so for me, prayers are perhaps one's way of focusing one's own contribution to that force. When I pray, though, I frequently talk to my mom.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jan 17
I do that do. I seek guidance from the "spirits" of people who have been loving toward me and influential in my life. They are "still with me."
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@ramapo17 (23255)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan 17
I always talk to my parents and mother in law. I know they hear me.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
@ramapo17 They are a part of you!
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@silvermist (20111)
• India
15 Jan 17
@TheHorse I do not" pray " these days.So I will hope that you do well during the music performances.And of course,sent positive thoughts your way.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
Thanks for the positive thoughts! I made it through. I was pooped by the end of the second gig!
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@ramapo17 (23255)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
@TheHorse At least you made it through them and I am sure there were many people that you made happy that you will never know about. You are special.
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@silvermist (20111)
• India
15 Jan 17
@TheHorse By the way,nice photo.
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
no is also an answer, lol
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
Feh! Are you rooting for my fingers to fall off? One gig done!
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Jan 17
@TheHorse no, lol, of course not, just making an observation! And I am assuming by now both are done?
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt Heh heh. Yes, both are done, and my fingers survived. I attribute it to all of the prayers and kind thoughts that were sent my way. Actually, the index, middle and ring fingers on my right had are "hella sore," as I hadn't played much bass recently, and played bass last night. My callouses are almost gone!
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@just4him (112734)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jan 17
You asked what I think, so I hope you're prepared. Prayer comes in all forms and fashion. Jesus said that where two or three are gathered, he's in their midst and he will hear your prayer. It doesn't matter what you pray for. Praying for your fingers not to be tired because you're playing a couple gigs is a good prayer to pray. Praying for your friend who had cancer is also a good prayer. Now consider what that prayer will do. God can take and completely cure your friend of that cancer. He can do that in two ways. One, he can cure her miraculously, and miracles are known to happen every day, or he can take her to himself, she would no longer be here with her loved ones, but she would be completely cured. No more sickness would ever claim her body. She would be pain free, healed of all her diseases. This is totally scriptural and if you want the verses, I would be happy to supply them for you.
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@just4him (112734)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan 17
@TheHorse Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. (KJV)
15 Jan 17
God hears all prayer's no matter how big or small.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
I hope so.
@ramapo17 (23255)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Jan 17
Yes he does
• United States
15 Jan 17
I believe in prayer, but just feel sometimes , God has other plans, so like say you can pray the person is in not so uch pain or for the family. Prayers are answered but maybe just not the way you would want them to be ..
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
I chuckle when professional athletes point to God when they make a basket or something.
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• United States
16 Jan 17
@TheHorse Probably because they prayer before the game..
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@Kandae11 (35969)
14 Jan 17
Even while saying "Thy will be done" - we still pray for the lives of our loved ones and others.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
I never say "Thy will be done." But I wish for the happiness of those I care for. And others too.
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@amadeo (63701)
• United States
14 Jan 17
I never pray.I am bad.good luck with the finger.Do you treat them in any ways.Like finger excersize etc.
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Jan 17
I don't pray. About the best I can do is send good vibes. Have a great couple of gigs!
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
I'll accept good vibes--thanks! So far so good!
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@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
14 Jan 17
I think prayer can do a lot. It is also comforting to know that you can get in touch with the Lord through prayer. I will pray that your fingers are swift and sure that that afterwards they're not too tired. If you get a sudden burst of energy through your fingers it was the prayer I sent up
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jan 17
Thank you. They have some nice callouses now after a couple of days of ouch.
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@gracey90 (52)
14 Jan 17
I pray for your friend' and hope all who we love that we have lost may paradise be there final abode
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
I hope so too!
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
14 Jan 17
Maybe it's the invisble anchor or support we seek for.
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@ramapo17 (23255)
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan 17
That could be true.
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@andriaperry (48349)
• United States
14 Jan 17
I agree. I loved my dad but he was eat up with cancer, why would I want him to continue suffering to please me?
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
15 Jan 17
To please you. Well said.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
Sometimes prayers are answered but in ways we might not have thought about or expected. But they do seem to be answered.
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@ramapo17 (23255)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Jan 17
I always believed not to pray for things we want but for the best solution and most painless ways for the people involved.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@ramapo17 That is an excellent way to look at it.
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@TheHorse (63456)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Jan 17
@ramapo17 Good perspective.
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@LadyDuck (151556)
• Switzerland
15 Jan 17
I do not know for sure, but I know that I believe in the power of love. I am not someone who prays, but I send positive thoughts for your fingers, good luck.
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• United States
15 Jan 17
When I am asked to send prayers I pray for God to choose in his infinite wisdom what is best. Healing prayers to those who need it and for those that ask. Strength in numbers!
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• Phoenix, Arizona
15 Jan 17
I believe in prayer and nothing is too small to bring to God. Just as you got through your gigs, think about this: just maybe, prayer helped it be more tolerable and gave you the strength to get through it. Sometimes, we can tend to think that we just need to pray about the serious things and that he only has time for those type of things. Since I believe that we matter to God, he cares about all of our lives. I think we may not know why God doesn't answer all our prayers. Sometimes, he may have a totally different plan. Sometimes, down the road we will realize why it was best that he did not answer our prayers and other times, we may never understand why they were not answered.
@GrannyGee (1768)
• Louisburg, North Carolina
15 Jan 17
Your words are very interesting. I'd never thought about prayer like that ... of course, I will from now on. I love to read things I've never thought about. I liked your words, "Maybe they simply make the person being prayed for feel more comfortable--more loved."
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@celticeagle (117561)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 17
I don't pray so I don't have to worry about them being answered or not. I hope you had a good day and that your fingers are okay.
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