Do you pray only in times of need?

@djoyce71 (2512)
Philippines
August 17, 2008 10:18am CST
In your opinion, should you pray only in times of need? Or pray only when you ask mercy for your sins? Good day mylotters.
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@riyasam (16567)
• India
17 Aug 08
i do pray in the morning and at night.but to be truthful i pray more earnestly in times of need.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
You're right. You could pray earnestly when you're in need. I appreciate your response and good morning.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I have to admit I'm like that too. I do pray whenever and wherever I can. But I do pray earnestly when I'm really depressed about something. Human as we are, this is one of tendencies.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 08
we should pray always,and i do believe that prayers is the most powerful weapon in our life and in my experience prayers can move mountains
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
You are very right dong. It's the most powerful weapon and proven to move mountains. Glad you responded and see you in other discussions. Good afternoon.
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I pray often, I say my prayers before I go to bed, I work about 20 miles from home I pray before I get on that highway, I pray for the Lord to take care of my children and grand children. I am constantly talking to God. I pray for friends. I am praying now for the people in Florida. We have a member here now on My Lot that is terrified with the approaching hurricane. I am going to pray for her safety.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
Hello chevee. I hope and pray that the hurricane will not be that strong to do a lot of damage to Florida. God help them. Good morning.
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
no. i pray everytime. cause i always thanking God for everything that he has been given. morning or evening. even when im wathcing tv or eating. i thank him for all of it.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
You're right. Let's thank God, by the way for this beautiful day. Good morning zeny.
• United States
17 Aug 08
I think that you should pray at all times not only when you need something, when those are good times when something is going on in your life, but also to pray when you don't need something. Praying for forgiveness of your sins also is good.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I believe in you that we always pray at all times, good and bad. We never know what will happen to us, so pray everytime. Good morning.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
Hi there! I always pray everyday. Before going to bed, after waking up I also do novenas. I have patron saints that I pray onto regularly. I also pray whenever I feel there's a need for me to talk the Lord. When I want to share something to him, tell my problems or just saying hi whenever I happen to pass by the church, I visit him and pray a little. Praying is my way of talking to the Lord. Not just for asking something.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I appreciate your response iskayz. Good day to you.
• Indonesia
17 Aug 08
hi djoyce, i believe the real spirit and purpose of pray, rituals and other spiritual practice is to keep our mind dominated by (the idea about) god. it is aimed to enable us always remind of god. by always thinking of him, our mind will always be clean, pure and elevated, and our consciousness will always improve. so, we are recommended to dominate our mind with ideas about god, not about our need, our sin, our guilty feeling. so, i don't 'pray' in the way people usually do. but i have my own spiritual practice to keep my mind always dominated by god. take care...
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I respect your view sutan, we do have our own way of thanking and talking to God. Glad you responded and good morning.
@skenthal (1022)
• Turkey
17 Aug 08
i pray when i really need for example when my dad or mom goes to travel i pray to get them safe i pray when i really need luck, like in the exam ,i pray when i am watching the soccer match of the team i am fan of things like that i am not too much conservative
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
We just love our parents so much, right. And you are prayerful. Thanks for the response and good morning skenthal.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
we should always pray,prayers is the most powerful weapon that we have,whenever were hasppy or sad we should thank the lord, for he always guide us and for the blessings that he gave,prayers can move mountains
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
20 Aug 08
Hi Djoyce, prayers are such a personal thing, so I believe there should not be any rules governing when, where, how or what. I pray for the health and safety of my loved ones, to give thanks, for peace when disasters hit others; I pray whenever I feel like doing so.
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@salonga (27821)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
Praying is not only when you are in times of needs. Praying is a way of communicating with God. In my case, I pray many times every day. I find it a way of telling the Lord that I don't forget that He is always with me. I pray in the morning for half an hour then on my way to my job while in the bus I also pray. As I arrive in the office, I do pray also before starting my job. I also pray to thank my God before I eat. I also pray before leaving the office and pray once again at night before I retire to bed.
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