I'm beginning to wonder where the God and Goddess truly resides. Is he/she/it ever present and aware?
Do they only reside within publicly recognized prayers?
Because if they do not reside where I asked, then why is it SO important that prayer be publicly recognized at schools, meetings, court houses, games, etc?
Does the prayer that is publicly led hold more "power" over those said within one's heart when alone and in need of the peace prayer can hold?
Please explain how it is important that your prayers be publicly led, and group participated in, vs. led by your heart alone.
Answer by sondaughter312 at 5:52 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by sweetphoenix529 at 5:55 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by sweetphoenix529 at 5:57 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
I have never felt comfortable with "public" prayer - I am not talking about at events or anything like that, because to be honest I have never been to a large public event where there was prayer, but like in group settings, especially when they want to go around the room and have everyone say a bit of a prayer. I am a shy person, and my faith has always been very personal for me, I always think of Jesus words in Matthew: “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (6:5-6)
This is how I pray
Answer by l.o.v.e at 6:49 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 7:30 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 7:33 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
People pray in private all the time. However Matthew 18-20 says Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. I think joining prayers can be very powerful, you don't always need to be in the same place to do this, but I think the love and energy attached to all these prayers said together can be powerful.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:34 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 7:50 PM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by mommy2myles at 10:27 AM on Mar. 14, 2011
Answer by 2tinyhineys at 12:57 PM on Mar. 14, 2011
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