It's one thing if you tell someone about a bad thing going on in your life, and they voluntarily say, "oh that's horrible, I'll pray for you." I can even see why someone would ask for prayers on another person's behalf, like "my child is sick, please send prayers." But, if you go around asking people PRAY FOR ME!!!! Isn't that a bit egocentric? If the story alone isn't enough to make them sympathetic enough to pray on their own, is trying to guilt them into it with a direct request going to somehow make it better? Maybe it's just me, but it comes across as, "help me outmaneuver my deity".Answer Question
Answer by jujubean1979200 at 3:56 PM on May. 27, 2011
Not if you believe in the power of prayer. I don't tell people how to pray, but I don't usually ask for a specific outcome, I pray for strength, encouragement, peace, ect. My ego isn't big enough that I'm going to tell other people how to pray, I just do what feels right to me.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:12 PM on May. 27, 2011
I see it more as a request for more manipulation of the deity. As if more prayers will somehow get the deity to act. And I agree that it's egoistic. It's one persons ego pulling at the emotional strings of the ego in others.
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