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i have been told different ways to pray, different people to pray too (father, son, holy spirit, and i know some pray to saints)--is there a right way to pray---do you think there is a right way to pray---how do you pray--who, to what, when, where, how, and why? i am struggling with this issue, and wondering if i am praying wrong--well i am getting told i am praying wrong---could that be why my prayers aren't answered? is there a right way to pray??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on May. 7, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I was always taught to pray to our Father in Heaven....then to thank Him (everyone thanks him for different things, your blessings etc), then to ask Him ( guideance, help, etc etc...whatever you feel your in need of..) and to close it in the name of Jesus Christ.
    CAGirl4

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 8:28 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Prayer shouldn't be a robotic thing...you should be praying to Him like you would speak to a real person...because He's there and He hears you....
    I also was told a cute kinda saying, "We have two ears and one mouth....we should be listening twice as much as we talk". So don't forget to listen, and to keep your heart and mind open to the answers. :)
    CAGirl4

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 8:30 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • You can't pray a wrong way, because there is no right or wrong way to pray.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 8:32 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • I think that when you stop looking outside of yourself for the answer, you'll have one.
    Allow

    Answer by Allow at 8:37 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • I agree there is no wrong or right way to pray. Pray from the heart and be specific about what you are asking....always thank God for everything from the good things in your life blessings, family, etc...but also thank God for the lessons learned and just know that when your prayers are not like you said, "answered" their is a reason for that God knows your needs and the plan that is your life...and if something is not meant to be it wont be. Also, I always say, Please hear my prayers when praying. But, again there is no wrong way to pray and that is not why your prayers are not being answered. :)
    geminisummerz

    Answer by geminisummerz at 8:43 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Your prayers are not being answered because there is no one there to do the answering. Aside from that, what part do you consider your deity is taking in your life? How do you relate to him or her? If he/she is a friend, speak to him/her as you would one of your close friends. Is he/she a master? Then speak to him/her as an obedient slave would speak to his/her master. Is he/she a parental figure? Speak to him/her as you would your own father or mother. If your relationship is one of fear and trembling, you would be advised to speak respectfully and as little as possible lest you earn great wrath. If it is one of friendship and protection, then there is no wrong way to pray.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 9:29 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • Pray to who or whatever you beleive in and just be ready to not always get the answer that you want.
    Aqua_Jen

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 9:30 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • There is a model prayer in the bible in Matt 6:9. IT says to sanctify God. Pray for his Kingdom and will. Ask and appreciate. Forgive....and so on. Its very important to pray with faith as Jesus did. The bible says to pray in Jesus' name in John 14 verses 6,13,14. Also 2 Co 1:19,20. And of course the famous "Amen." Do you know what amen means? It simply means to agree.
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 10:03 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • There is no right way to pray. The Spirit will move you in the way you need to go. Also, praying is more about devloping a relationship than having your prayers answered.
    beanielips

    Answer by beanielips at 10:40 PM on May. 7, 2010

  • The best way is just to get started. There are many books about prayer, but there is no right way to pray.
    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:06 AM on May. 8, 2010

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