Would you pray for someone not of your faith?

@blummus (451)
United States
June 9, 2010 7:45am CST
If you knew someone were ill and in pain, would you pray for that person knowing he or she were not of the same faith as yourself? Would you pray for someone of another denomination, a different religion or someone whose faith and life style were very different from yours? Why or why not?
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• United States
10 Jun 10
Yes, I would. I realize some might be offended by what I'm about to say, but they're just going to have to be offended. If a person doesn't know the truth God so has no relationship with Him, that person needs someone to intercede for him with God. God inhabits the prayers of His people, but I'm not sure He listens to the prayers of those who worship false gods. The ones who know the true and living God need to pray for those who don't know God so they'll be healed and so they will come to a saving knowledge of the true God before it's too late.
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@bestboy19 (5478)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Yes I would pray for someone of a different faith. It would be my prayer that they would come to know the love of Christ. I would pray, if their health was an issue, that they would be healed so that they might have more of a chance to learn of our Lord and Savior.
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@Pose123 (21635)
• Canada
9 Jun 10
Hi blummus, If a person believes in prayer, they must be willing to pray for everyone, otherwise it would be pointless to pray at all. I believe that life itself is a prayer and that means treating all with compassion. Blessings.
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@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Jun 10
If there IS a God (I am agnostic), I believe it is the same God for everybody. I don't believe God has a religion. So yes, I would pray for somebody no matter what religion they do (or don't) belong to.
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@GADHISUNU (2162)
• India
9 Jun 10
I would. In fact I have done several times in my life. There was aslo a request from mylot in one of the discussions. It should have been more than a year now. But close on heels to that request was a local congregational prayer where I had an invitation. I wrote down th e name of the person her hubby and child and the prayer was for the health of the child. It was day long -dawn to dusk prayer session. I only kne the names of the people as given me in myLot.I did that for the day. I felt extremely happy doing that. I of course do not know waht happened as a result. Since I trust God totally I thought the person must have benefitted!
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• India
9 Jun 10
hello sir nice question yes i will pray for him /her after all human being is been judged by his deeds and not anything he is a human being he is just a master of their deeds so i will pray for him
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@Ravenladyj (22904)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I dont pray myself but I do my own thing instead and yes of course I would for someone of a different religion or path than what I'm on (which ultimately is everyone actually)..I think that NOT doing it is the same as NOT caring and that sort of mindset to me is just inexcusable and sad..
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
when one prays to the God they believe in, religion, sect or status doesn't really mean too much. your conversation with your god is what matters. i would pray for anybody who deserves the sincerity of my prayer, whoever it is. religion shouldn't pose as a hindrance for one who needs it. i was taught by my religion to extend help and empathy or sympathy to those who are in need. besides, religion is man's manipulation of a group whom hey want to be spiritual with. i do not look at religion, i look at the heart of the person.