I'm curious, do you still have time to pray?

@mayenskie (1308)
Philippines
February 9, 2007 10:45pm CST
These days, the world is dominated by modern technology and it seems that everybody is busy doing their own thing. Hope we could spend even a minute to pray and clear our minds from all the stress. Let me know about your views and opinions in this matter. Thanks.:))
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15 responses
• Australia
10 Feb 07
I live a very busy life and I need to prioritise all I do. On thing I never write on my list of things to do is pray. Why not? Because it is so important to me that I don't need to list it. I spent the first hour or two of my day in communion with my loving heavenly Father and my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. I read His Word and allow Him to talk to my heart and I talk with Him about everything. I continue to practice His presence throughout the day, talking with Him constantly, thanking Him for undertaking for me and seeking His guidance. This is NOT because of any goodness in me. On the contrary. It is only because of His goodness to me and of what He has done in my life.
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
You are absolutely right, cloud! Thank you for enlightening me. Keep the faith! God bless you always!:))
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• Australia
10 Feb 07
Thank you. He does bless me - always! Life without my Lord and Saviour would be meaningless.
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@cuddleme01 (2728)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
yes i still pray mayenskie. I think we should pray all the time. As the bible says, pray without ceassing. I do tend to forget to pray at times especially when am busy, but this is so rare though. i always cling to GOD all the time. we should pray not only to ask GOD for blessings, protection, guidance, help, etc, but also to thank HIM for being so faithful and true even though at times we are unfaithful to him.
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
You are absolutely right! God will always remain faithful because that's His very nature. God keep you always! Keep the faith!:))
@alchemistrx (2571)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
Yes,we still do.Prayer is still the most important thing.It is our Communication line to God. At the very start of the day,I acknowledged Him as well as before retiring at the end of the day with the Holy rosary.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
Keep the faith! God bless!:))
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
praying's always been the best way of communicating to God.. too bad coz most of us do pray only if we have something to ask for.. but then atleast.. God is still remembered.. i do always call to God.. i may not pray the typical prayers.. but i do talk to God a lot..^^ though i'm not actually born Christian.. but i do call to Him always..^^
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
I'm glad to hear that you believe in God, the Supreme Being, rasheed!:)) Keep the faith! God bless you always!
@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I try to pray everyday. I will pray at bedtime before going to sleep. I also pray at different times during the day. if I am reading emails and someone needs a prayer I will stop and pray for them.
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
You are such a blessing to others. Keep that up! God bless always!:))
@moreinfo (3867)
• China
10 Feb 07
i dont think its a matter of time, but an age of changing. seems more and more westerners are not praying, but more and more easterners (like chinese) would be believing in more religion or sth related?
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
Indeed due to the changing times, people nowadays don't bother to pray at all. Our teacher in Sociology once said that the more advance in technology a country has, the less they believe in God or any religion. So sad that most westerners don't even believe anymore that there is God.
10 Feb 07
I don't have any time to pray at all. No offense, i don't believe in a god or gods. personally i believe science holds the answers and not a god. I have prayed in the past but i don't have time these days to do that. I respect those who do believe in god(s). Kudos ~Joey
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
Hi there! I respect your belief Joey.:)) God bless!
@stateroad (731)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I make the time to pray each day. Prayer helps me get through the day. IT gives me courage and strength that I need. I also believe that prayer helps me with my problems.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
Same here with me. In these stressful times, I cannot imagine surviving without God. Keep the faith! God bless!
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
10 Feb 07
Firstly I think it depends on why we pray. Do we pray because we want to or we think we are required to do it, like eating 3 meals a day. That becomes a chore not a sincere desire to talk to God. So if we pray because we want to, then we will make the time to do it despite our busyness. I know some people make it a point to wake up very early to spend time with God because that is when they replenish their 'inner strength' to meet the day's demands. For myself, I make it a point to pray every morning before breakfast and before I start my day. I confess I need the Lord to get through each day.
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
Your response made me feel better. In any circumstance that you are in right now, prayer will be your source of strength and guidance from Above. Thank you for sharing.:)) Keep the faith!
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• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I do. Before I get up in the morning, I say a quick prayer of thanks for a new day. And before I go to sleep, no matter how tired I am, I thank him for guiding me through a busy day. Saying a prayer would take like a minute or two.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
Nice to hear about that! Thanks for sharing! Keep the faith!:))
• United States
10 Feb 07
I always say my prayers before going to bed, I can't just fall asleep if I don't. I used to go to the church near my work location during my lunch break to pray for a little while whenever I was in the need too. That made me feel a lot better. I guess it all depends on how you take your prayes an religion in general, if it is more like an obligation or some kind of duty or if it is more like a real internal need of having some divine connection during your life. I think you always have a couple of minutes for that...
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
Very well said. Same here! My day is not complete without whispering a prayer before going to bed. Thank you for sharing! Keep the faith!:))
• India
10 Feb 07
Time never stop for you or Time never goes with you. You have to go with time. Now a days there are many things to send the time we should find some time to pray. Or we can pray to GOD while working. I usally take GOD's name while I am working.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
Such a nice point! We should not forget to pray even when we are too busy. We should have time for God. Keep the faith! Thank you.:))
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@vbcoder (196)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
now that you have mentioned it, i think i pray only when i need to. thanks for reminding me this.
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
yes, i do have time to pray. i always make it in mind that i have to pray in the morning before i start my chores. because its the only thing i have for now, in times of trouble. and i feel good everytime i finish my prayer. i pray 10-15 minutes a day.
@shineison (874)
• Uganda
13 Feb 07
Yes we do have, i do five Times Daily.