Why people begging with God?

@vine88 (1031)
India
March 2, 2010 2:14pm CST
People go to temples or churches, they beg many things from God. Are their wish fulfill? Isn't it a false medicine for a false disease? Share.
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@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 10
The church or temple is not a supermarket and God is not a supermarket clerk where we can just walk in, kneel down and read out our list like a grocery list of our requests to God. As long as we continue to think of this misconception, we will continue to get upset every time God says no to us. The harsh reality is that God had some very strict guidelines he goes by when "considering" our prayer requests, and sometimes difficult for some to accept.
@vine88 (1031)
• India
6 Mar 10
Thank you for your good opinion.
• India
4 Mar 10
Let me tell you guys a story. ok? One day a fakir (Muslim saint) came to Akbar The Great. The fakir intended to ask for some help and had to wait as Akbar was praying to God (Namaz). The fakir then heard Akbar mumbling a few words while praying. He went closer and tried to listen to what Akbar was actually saying. Akbar was praying God to provide him wealth, empire etc. As the fakir heard it he got up and was leaving when Akbar came out. Akbar asked him why he was leaving without asking for anything. The fakir said, "What is the use of asking help from a person who is needy himself? I have decided that if I have to ask for something, I am going to ask it from God." There are certain difference between begging and asking. You want something from your parents. Would you call that begging? No, you can even insist to provide a certain thing. You can do it because they are your own parents. Now, God is nearer to our nearest person. He is the closest, closer even from your parents. He created you, so you are his children. Children can ask anything of God, can even try to force him, try to persuade him. The things that you feel no shame doing with your parents, why should you hesitate doing them with your God? God always fulfills our sincere wishes, provided they have to be sincere enough. Now, an ignorant person may ask for wealth, pleasure which will inevitably bring more trouble in his soul. On the other hand a wise man will always seek for devotion, Mokshya (Emancipation) and freedom. They are the real treasures. Asking for pleasure certainly makes one more vulnerable, weak and pathetic. But people keep asking as very few have a vision beyond those short term gain. God bless you all
@ronaldinu (12422)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
People pray to God because they believe that there is some supernatural existence that is above us. Different religions have different notions of God. I belief in a God that is close to me and knows what is going on in my personal life. I pray to God to grant me the things I need in my life and then leave it up in "His" hands to grant it to me if it s beneficial for me.
@urbandekay (18280)
3 Mar 10
I don't go to Church to beg, though I may ask for something, though that something may not be for me. I go to give thanks for answering prayers, to worship, to hear the word, to share fellowship and be moved by the Holy Spirit. all the best urban
• India
3 Mar 10
Hi vine, Most of the people are basically weak by nature.And the weakness requires submission to the some divine power that can control the mind in proper direction.Anyway,submission differs from begging in the way that the former has no demand while the later has demand.Most people don't know how to do something so that they succeed.They are confused due to lack of proper knowledge.That's why a country should focus on learning,otherwise it'll only produce fanatics.
@gtloquero (271)
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
We don't have to question ones beliefs in God. If they pray like that then let them be. And, we don't have to question God's power because we have to admit that some things happened that only God can tell, that even SCIENCE cannot explain why. I think people pray not to beg GOD but to ask GOD for better guidance of a wiser choice. God answers those who really believe in Him. Keep the faith burning!
@oindy54 (3445)
• India
3 Mar 10
I think it varies according to the person's beliefs. An atheist would not believe in God's existence or his powers,but most people do. If you are a firm believer and pray from your heart and yet you find you are not getting results,sometimes this might make you skeptical about the existence of a super-power. You might feel there is no one to listen to your prayers and your sufferings will never cease. But then there are those people who never lose faith,they cling on to their beliefs that there is God above who is watching and listening to their prayers,who will remove all their troubles and worries. Such people keep their hopes alive throughout their lives of a better tomorrow and I think hope and belief are two things that keep humans going. So if you think positive and want some external force to help you,then you may believe in God and his miraculous powers. But if you are an atheist then you obviously will not believe in the existence of God and will attribute whatever happens in your life to your destiny.