How do you guys pray?

Philippines
August 13, 2008 4:20pm CST
do you pray like closing your eyes and pray with your mind? or laying down on your bed and eyes close praying on your mind? or lay down eyes open and talking like your talking to a live person? reason why i'm asking is because i am curiuos if i was the only one who prays like i do.. when i pray i lay down my bed, i talk like talking to a person and i pray like i was just chatting with God..like just telling him stories of my life and even sometimes tell him stupid things..i don't like it praying so silent and serene... so how do you pray?
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@Shaun72 (15961)
• Palatka, Florida
14 Aug 08
I also pray in my bed before I go to sleep. I always read my bible and then I pray every night before I go to bed. This way I am more relexed and I can pray better this way also.
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
hi shaun72, how are you? how's your computer?
@Shaun72 (15961)
• Palatka, Florida
24 Aug 08
I am fine and right now my computer is working alright. I hope it stays that way thanks for asking. I hope you are doing alright.
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@izathewzia (5137)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
I pray with my eyes close and focus on what my mind and heart says. Very quietly, I talk to God of all my concerns. And asks Him to strengthen me for the days ahead.
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
God bless...
@ketybhagat (4124)
• India
14 Aug 08
Actually I pray in many different ways. I pray silently with eyes open when Im travelling by train. I pray in my fire temple, concentrating on our sacered fire as I am a Parsi Zoroastrian. At night, I usually lie down and pray silently. What you are doing is the best way to pray. You feel God is near and a friend and you talk to him. I think it makes you so much more closer to Him. Good going. Wish I could do the same.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 08
i just wonder what is a Parsi Zoroastrian? i'm so sorry for asking i really don't know it and i eager to know...
@lingli_78 (12829)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
i pray with my eyes clothes and hands folded... i say my prayer insinde the heart... i don't like to say my prayer loudly and let other people hear it... i like my conversation with my God to be confidential... take care and have a nice day...
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• Philippines
24 Aug 08
silent prayers feels so great inside..i do that most of the time also...you have a wonderful day as well..
• Canada
13 Aug 08
When I pray to God, I have the conversation in my head with very few words being muttered out loud. I usually pray when I am by myself where I can reflect on my life and my future, what I have done and what I am going to do. Outdoors in the garden or working in the field is where I do it the most as I am usually the most at ease in these places.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 08
a nice quiet place, i like to pray with this places as well...i pray in my room..i pray when i'm alone at home..
@phisha84 (286)
• United States
13 Aug 08
my life is very rough....i'm a disabled single mother of a four year old and two year old....I only get 500 dollars a month to live on, with the econemy going to craps I'm pulling my hair out. I pray anywhere and everywhere....when i'm driving, at the grocery store, everywhere......i usually think it....i prefer my kids not repeat my prayers cause they repeat everything lol.....so yeah i ask for help alot cause I have Charcotmarietooth....and i wanna do things that normal people do and can't and that frustrates me to where i cry alot....but if this the worst of my life I'll be okay....
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• Philippines
24 Aug 08
i am sorry to hear about your life..mine is rough as well..i've been posting my life in here for over years now and i can say you are not alone in this world phisha84..do not worry for i will include you on my prayers..i am not disable but i am ill as well..just this latter part of the year i found out i have cancer..i'm still fighting it and some diseases keeps on showing...i'm scheduled for ultrasound for my kidneys to see if they were affected by the chemotherapy...God bless us phisha84
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Well, praying is a serious matter with me. I will go to my room, kneel and pray silently with concentration to God. Talking to him like talking to a friend. sometimes we also have family worship where all of us will gather around in prayer. IN this case one of us would pray loud talking to God anything we want to say, kneeling and closing our eyes. That's the way we pray/...
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
yes, i do that also during the mass in our church..minister will pray loud..when we are a big happy family my father used to be the one to pray while we close our eyes...
• Canada
13 Aug 08
I just pray by being in constant communication with God. I don't need to get into a certain position, wear a certain piece of clothing, get into a prayer rug, fold my hands, close my eyes, whatever. I just do what I do, and know that God will hear me, regardless. Hod is everywhere, and in everything.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 08
God hears all prayers no matter how much it was delivered...
@xanraven (145)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I talk to God all day long. It's not a long lengthy conversation but I've noticed that I constantly say stuff like "Please help me God" or "Thank you God". Whenever I see someone in need especially. I rarely ever close my eyes because I'm normally doing something the same time I'm talking to God. At night is when I do my more quiet prayers. Then I will have my eyes closed nothing else is different though. I was taught growing up to just talk to God like He's your Best Friend. I do however know thatat certain times I need my full attention to be on God so I can really focus on what I'm praying for.
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• Philippines
24 Aug 08
thats so nice of you...i thank God for such person like you who prays for others..you see there are some who says they will pray for you but they forget to do so...you are so right..God is our best friend at all times...God bless you always..
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
I do pray like you do. I'm not that of a monk-type who does a lot of things before engaging in the actual conversation. I can pray with my eyes closed and sometimes I wander my eyes while praying. My usual time of prayer is when I am driving.
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• Philippines
14 Aug 08
i prayed both like what you said... but the latter is the worst. because when laying in bed,there was a temptation to sleep. especially the enemy, he is the source of temptation. and he wanted to do everything just to divert our attention.. so i suggest that we should put an effort to our prayers.. like Jesus' example. there was an effort to go somewhere and alone and really prayed. and boom, there was a lot of success in His life!! dont pray while laying down.. there is no effort there...
@katwoj (33)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
i close my eyes, clear my mind, (1)start glorifying His name, (2)asking forgiveness to all the things i have done for the day, (3)thank Him for the things he gave for the day and (4)lastly, ask for the things you wanted to have for the next day.
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
14 Aug 08
Prayer is communication with GOD.. i will pray as im speaking to a friend , ill be praising in him,worshipping him by singing songs, speak in tongues etc... or ill just be calm lifiting up my hands above just imagining how great and big our GOD is.. when i do this i can feel the presence of GOD , joy fills my heart.. , i can feel the real peace of GOD filling me .. thanks..
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@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
[i]When I will pray I always closed my eyes. Talking to God in a very serious manner. Asking and glorifying God because of what he did to my life.[/i]
• Indonesia
14 Aug 08
I close my eyes and then my room should be very quite, I feel like God is here sitting next to me and then I start to ask Him and talk about all my problems. That's it! And I just wait the answear wether soon or later
@fatima07 (169)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Praying is a serious matter with me either. I always talk to God and say my prayers just simply close my eyes and saying my prayers on my mind, I treat God as my friend either i use to say what happen in my day life,my problems and always asking for his help especially for my family and me either. I pray for everything, not just for my own selp but also for my country,my countrymen, my relatives etc.
@P3T3R_P (14)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 08
i like to pray with silent with or without closing my eyes, and have a place where no one is there because i need that moment to speak to God, sometimes i feel God near to me, listen anything i say, and sometimes i don't know what to say, just believe that God know what problem we face all day.
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14 Aug 08
i pray all tha time in different ways depending on were i am like at skool i just close my eyes and pray at lunch but b4 bed i pray in bed eyes closed hands folded
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@faith210 (11224)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
Hi angel_of_charm! There are times, that I pray on bended knees at the foot of my bed and I do have my eyes closed most of the time especially when I am having a hard time concentrating. There are times, that I am just sitting on my bed and praying. I usually say my prayers and then talk to Him like I will be talking to a friend but with much reverence. Take care always..God Bless!
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@Gesusdid (1679)
• United States
14 Aug 08
i pray with my eyes closed and on my knees , praying within my mind , but i would like to pray while laying down but i might fall alseep lol
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