live their lives,thank Him for what they have,ask only for guidance and strength for THEMSELVES,as to those that are constantly praying for this person and that person,most of whom they don't even know,and running around trying to convince everyone else that THEIR way is the ONLY way?
My beliefs are that everything that happens is pretty much fate. There's not much leeway when it comes to what happens,so prayer is pretty much wasted time.
I always imagine God sitting there listening to prayers and just thinking what whiners we are! Give me this Lord,give me that! I've been a good Christian Lord,hear me!
Asked by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Religious Debate
"I always imagine God sitting there listening to prayers and just thinking what whiners we are"
This made me LOL!
I actually thought about this same thing this morning. A childhood friend of mine is dying of brain cancer. He's only 29, is married & has a young son. He served in Iraq twice & afterwards joined the police force. He is a great man, very spiritual, goes to church, loves Jesus & everything. I have been praying for him. But, i wondered if it actually does anything. I wondered why when some people get better they say "It's a miracle" but when someone does not get better, they say "Well, god has his plans for everything". This is where Karma usually makes more sense to me....
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Answer by missanc at 11:56 AM on Dec. 16, 2010
You completely do not understand prayer. Prayer is first communication with God. It has nothing to do with whining or asking for stuff. And actually, NO, I know that it pleases God more when we pray for others than ourselves, "you reap what you sow". You pray for blessings for others and God blesses you.
Answer by 2tinyhineys at 1:38 PM on Dec. 16, 2010