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Why do you pray?

VIBEVIBE Posts: 54,078 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2012 in R & R (Religion and Race)
The millions (AND MILLIONS!) of God's fans pray and pray and pray and pray. Many of them pray for "more" of something, whether it's spiritual or worldly. Many people pray for that job or that car, for that person to be healed or even killed. Many pray that people will "come to God" and "accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savoir".

My question is, why? Why do you pray for ANYTHING? It makes NO sense. If God knows all and has set all and is also "never changing", then prayer is for what exactly?

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  • BiblicalAtheist BiblicalAtheist Prude FieldsPosts: 15,527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2012
    Prayer is to gather understanding.
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopPosts: 14,234 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2012
    A question for the ages. I notice my luck has been bad when I pray. I've noticed the less I pray the better my luck is with life. The most religious people I know always go through some bullshit, but some do have happy lives. In general, you have just as much luck praying to god as you would praying to a cum stain on your bed after sex or jerking off.
  • ThaChozenWunThaChozenWun Posts: 9,390
    edited January 2012
    I enjoy asking myself for things.
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopPosts: 14,234 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2012
    This guy ^^ lol

    And who made u god Choze?
  • alissowackalissowack Posts: 1,930 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2012
    Well...if indeed the notion of God is being this infinite bundle presets and constants, then prayer doesn't make sense. But, I doubt it is the case.
    al-is-so-wack: Deplorable for hire.
  • ThaChozenWunThaChozenWun Posts: 9,390
    edited January 2012
    This guy ^^ lol

    And who made u god Choze?
    Gods aren't made we are born.
  • KingKemetKingKemet Posts: 138 ✭✭✭
    If you're not meditating you're not "praying" correctly. Getting on your knees and closing your eyes aint about to make shit happen. I know somebody in here knows what I mean.
  • GSonIIGSonII Posts: 2,689 ✭✭✭✭
    I have had powerful experiences before but it takes a long time.
    its over: 2012!
  • KLICHEKLICHE Posts: 5,056 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @GSonII could you elaborate???
    formerly known as J.K.SHAKUR before 2010 on AHH

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  • VIBEVIBE Posts: 54,078 ✭✭✭✭✭
    alissowack wrote: »
    Well...if indeed the notion of God is being this infinite bundle presets and constants, then prayer doesn't make sense. But, I doubt it is the case.

    So what is it?

    What is prayer for? Understanding? If so, of what?

    Why is it we have prayer for people, countries, bribes, material things? Things in which seem to be answered according to who prays?
  • GSonIIGSonII Posts: 2,689 ✭✭✭✭
    KLICHE wrote: »
    @GSonII could you elaborate???

    Just turn off your entertainment and zone out with your focus on being the best spiritual being you can and you might feel or see something with due time
  • BiblicalAtheist BiblicalAtheist Prude FieldsPosts: 15,527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2012
    VIBE wrote: »
    alissowack wrote: »
    Well...if indeed the notion of God is being this infinite bundle presets and constants, then prayer doesn't make sense. But, I doubt it is the case.

    So what is it?

    What is prayer for? Understanding? If so, of what?

    Why is it we have prayer for people, countries, bribes, material things? Things in which seem to be answered according to who prays?

    Yes understanding. There is no-thing else of value. Yes money makes the world go around, but what actually gets you through life is understanding and wisdom. People can pray all fuckin day for worldly wealth, but if they don't toil their ass at some point, they're beggin or starving.

    They haven't been preaching wisdom and understanding for thousands of years for nothing.


    Understanding of what? Anything and everything, something and nothing. <--- for real. Just ask, all day everyday, for more and more. Gonna have to put that understanding and wisdom to good use however, have to empty the cup to receive more.
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