When you pray, you are experiencing introspection. You are voicing to yourself things which need to change, then evaluating the facets of your self which need to be polished in order to accomplish that change, and lastly meditating, focusing on that knowledge, and allowing a path forward to emerge.
If you believe that a deity guides you down this path, and to a place of arrival, do you solely credit them with the outcome? Or do you credit yourself with the capability to follow through to completion? A combination of both?
As so many different religions speak of "free will" (in one form or another), does that not apply to prayer as well? When 'given an answer', are you not responsible to act upon it, or not to?
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:26 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
God is there for me, and I believe I'm guided by the answers to my prayers, but ultimately I'm the one deciding to follow a specific direction or path.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 2:40 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by pam19 at 4:12 PM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by 2tinyhineys at 6:07 PM on Nov. 30, 2010