Prayer never helped out a quarter million people survive a tusnami. Prayer doesn't feed the thousands of children who starve to death each day. Prayer doesn't stop terrorist bombers from killing innocent people.
That's quite a simple answer. It can hurt based on the fact that people will pray and do nothing instead of action. If you really want to do something about the government, action speaks louder than prayers.
A small single action from a pair of hands does more work than billions of hands clasped in prayer.
While I can appreciate your answer-I simply do not agree. I have seen prayer work and because I am a believer, I believe-it's as simple as that. Please understand that I in no way suggested that we pray and leave it at that. I too believe in action. I believe that prayer inspired action is all the more powerful because we would be acting in God' will and by His direction.
That demo-poster says it all. I can think of a hundred better ways to waste my own time that are way more enjoyable, if not productive, than prayer.
Top Ten. 1. Playing Video Games 2. Cleaning my room. 3. Watching TV. 4. Contemplating the meaning of Existance. 5. Taking colledge classes. 6. Volenteering at any number of charitys. 7. Writeing a letter to my govenor. 8. Writeing a letter to my senator. 9. Masturbating. 10. Writing this list.
I didn't tell her she was wrong, I just don't think that prayer is a very good use of a humans time, espeacially since our time is so short. A life spent in prayer and meditation is a life wasted. Most things are fine to do as long as you do so in moderation. If you like to pray go for it, just don't ask me to join you.
I believe prayer is fine if it is moderation I absolutely agree! She didn't ask us to join, she asked us to read her hub and make comment. Her hub is pretty good it gives you guidelines to how it is done. Playing video games takes far longer then a 5 minute prayer but everyone is entitled to use their time as they see fit.
I always pray, everyday, every moment, I close my eyes, relaxed and then as if somebody out there is going to help me then I am more happier afterwards and more confident, relaxed and can face the world because Iam more at peace with myself..
I am veering away from the topic, with the kind of people we have in th egovernment we need all sorts of activities, praying is the number one hting we need to do, then action, help yourself, if the governemnt cant help you with basic things, what are you waiting......FOR??
Most of the time, the answer to prayer is a call to action. The thing is that people want to know not just that they need to take action, but what action they can and should take. So prayer is helpful.
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