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    Jun 22, 2008 7:39 PM GMT
    do you pray? if so , how often? and for what?
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Jun 22, 2008 8:16 PM GMT
    Yes I pray. Not as often as I should, but yeah I pray. I pray for many things, peace in the world, help in this crazy world we live in, good health, happiness, I pray for family and friends, and everyone I know and don't know.

    Mike
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    Jun 22, 2008 11:25 PM GMT
    I pray when I've got nothing in my hands and the board has got a straight draw. I pray for a 3rd 2.

    Other than that....no.
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    Jun 22, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    Your question inspires another one.

    Is it better to pray or simply assume the position?
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    Jun 22, 2008 11:56 PM GMT
    Have prayed in my life. I have also had things come to pass, that I asked for. This troubles me sometimes, as I now don't believe in the bible because of Adam and eve, and to accept the bible, you have too also accept that the earth is only about 5 thousand years old. Yet the proof is outstanding this is not true. But then the bible is not about religion. But I have a faith.

    Yes I have prayed. But if you only ever say one prayer, and that is thank you, it will surface.

    I could go on. But.....this is not about religion, but prayer.
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    Jun 23, 2008 12:02 AM GMT
    I try to pray everyday. Most of the time before i go to bed. I grew up in the church. I dont agree with everything that is in the Bible or things that are preached but I still pray. It gets me through the day
  • SkyMiles

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    Jun 23, 2008 12:17 AM GMT
    Add a question mark next time. PRAY? = do you pray. PRAY! = I'm pointing a gun to your forehead! icon_cool.gif

    But yes, I pray twice a day. I admit, I don't feel faith, but most if not all religions maintain that prayer is a way to connect with God, and I'd certainly like to do that if it's possible. The world is really kinda sucky, and people in general seem hell-bent on f*cking it up even worse, so I'd love to believe there's an overarching power and purpose.

  • Timbales

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    Jun 23, 2008 12:19 AM GMT
    I don't really pray. Sometimes I ponder, though.
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    Jun 23, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    Pray? I talk to a higher power. Does that count?
  • Timbales

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    Jun 23, 2008 12:26 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidPray? I talk to a higher power. Does that count?


    You talk to Oprah?
  • Barricade

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    Jun 23, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    I do, usually everyday in the morning and at night. I usually pray for strength and whatever else I am feeling or desire at the time.
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    Jun 23, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    I don't pray.

    Read the journals of Mother Teresa -- of all people -- to see how empty and useless the exercise is.

    For decades, she had an almost unrelenting doubt that degenerated to despair regarding her "personal relationship" with god and the "power" of prayer.

    I do, however, try to think every day about all that I have to be grateful for. Start listing things in your head; you'll find it's quite a list.

    I just don't thank god for any of it.



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    Jun 23, 2008 12:59 AM GMT
    everyday, sometimes multiple times a day.

    i pray for guidance, health and prosperity in life for myself, friends and family.

    i also give thanks for another day i have lived to see.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 23, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    Not one to pray, at all.
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    Jun 23, 2008 2:37 AM GMT
    I pray to Ceiling Cat every day to smite my enemies and then I pray to Basement Cat too, just to make sure all my bases are covered.
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    Jun 23, 2008 2:54 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidPray? I talk to a higher power. Does that count?


    Indeed you can, whatever that higher power is?

    I used to go: Dear Father in heaven. I thank you for...........

    Then I would ask, too bless those less fortunate than I. and so on.

    I humbly say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

    But Now I don't have all that much to ask for, as I need very little.

    But now it may be. To the power whom has blessed me: Thanks Mate.

    So it's become more of a talk and less of a prayer.

    yes religion may teach you to pray. But they also teach intolerance. You don't have to have a religious affiliation to pray; just a faith in something. whatever that may be.

    But so many people only pray when they are in trouble, or in need, and not when things are going well.

    I have been so blessed over the past 20 years. My life struggle has turned around. I now live a blessed life. For this I say thanks.
  • Hunter9

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    Jun 23, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    what for?
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    Jun 23, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    Yes I pray. When I get up in the morning, in the afternoon and at night when I am ready to go to bed. Can you imagine I still kneel at the edge of my bed and put my hands together like a kid? However I am slacking at bit.

    I pray for my family, friends, all the heathens and all those that don't pray (Just kidding, I don't pray for you ppl. You're all going to burn)**, a better world, health and then i give thanks for all the blessings I have received etc.











    ** This for all the ppl who don't know a jk.
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    Jun 24, 2008 7:43 AM GMT
    I don't pray for the world to be a better place. As One is out there doing the walk, and not the talk, to help it be a better place.
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    Jun 24, 2008 8:08 AM GMT
    Yes most days for the life I have been given and I never forget the ones who are worse off than me!
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    Jul 02, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    Not anymore, I'm thankful for my blessings though.

    I was raised partially by my aunt(in the convent), and did plenty of it as a little boy.

    Those prayers are still stuck in my head, like a bad song, decades latericon_razz.gif
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    Jul 02, 2008 4:27 AM GMT
    not so much- i practice magick; prayer is asking deity for things nicely- magick is knowing how to demand them :p but yes, i pray. mostly to worship and be thankful.
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    Jul 02, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    Nope. It's cluttered enough here in my head, without the pony express galloping about.
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    Jul 02, 2008 4:41 AM GMT
    Does moaning "Oh God" during sex count? If so then I pray all the time.
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    Jul 02, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    I pray regularly. I pray for guidance, forgiveness, healing and strength for those who are ill, patience and so much more. Yep, I pray to God and I'm not ashamed of it one bit!