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Religious discussions and prayers

Updated on July 25, 2019

People usually pray to God

One might say that praying is an inborn force that guide people to pray God, you see God is hope for those that need hope most; so when I pray it is this same force that guides me to pray to God?
One might say that praying is an inborn force that guide people to pray God, you see God is hope for those that need hope most; so when I pray it is this same force that guides me to pray to God? | Source

My prayers to God

Welcome to our article (13), Religious discussions and prayers

May God guide and help me to say the right religious things?

Dear readers, to achieve what we want to achieve, I am praying God to help me. But before I write my prayer, I want to say, that every time we pray God, we pray for different reasons, which most likely will be what we need at that time. But even if we pray God for different reasons, the prayers that we pray can be similar. They are similar, because we must invoke God and ask God for help, at the same time, we must make sure that we are worthy to ask God to help us. And then, we can state what sort of help we need and what it is for. Anyhow, let me write my prayer.

My prayer to God

My lord God, with my personal writing concerns I come praying to you God-Most-High, master of the universe and life-giver to every living thing, I am praying for forgiveness of my life sins, and for reconciliation to thy spiritual and benevolent life force, I am praying in the hope that you would forgive me all my life sins, so that, I become spiritually clean, and then, you can hear my prayer and help me; I am praying with all my heart my soul and my mind, hoping that in your mercy you would guide and help me write this article of, Religious discussions and prayers according to your will, and in such a way that these religious writings can hel all humanity. Father hear my prayer and help me, amen.

Since in this article, we are talking about personal prayers, I want to add another prayer that I pray often, because it makes me feel that security within myself, since by praying I feel that I have done the right thing spiritually, and then, God may help me to write these religious writings.

Personal prayer

My Lord God, Almighty Father I pray you with all my heart, my soul and my mind to guide and protect me from all dangers and the forces of evil, and then, let me be a wise man, so that I can live the rest of my life according to your will, and write these religious writings as humanly as possible according to your will, and in a way that humanity can accept and use them for the future benefit of mankind. Father hear my prayer and help me, amen

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Poem Angles from the realm of glory

This poem has started me writing religious issues. You, angels from the realm of glory, you tell forever the eternal story, you tell us about the creator's glory, you tell us the wonders of God's creation.
This poem has started me writing religious issues. You, angels from the realm of glory, you tell forever the eternal story, you tell us about the creator's glory, you tell us the wonders of God's creation.

Religious discussions and views of God

This is how Michelangelo painted God face a powerful man. Man needs God and pray to God, because God is hope for those who need hope most, even if God one day may turn out to be different of how we believe God is today.
This is how Michelangelo painted God face a powerful man. Man needs God and pray to God, because God is hope for those who need hope most, even if God one day may turn out to be different of how we believe God is today.

Personal religious discussions

Dear readers, I must confess that I feel as if I am being driven by an inner force to write these religious writings of Prayers for Reconciliation. I know that this force that I feel within can be a psychological wave within my brains, and that, it has been trigged from my own religious beliefs. Anyhow, after thinking and reflecting about this God sent task that seems to be within my mind all the time; I have concluded that I can never find peace within myself, unless I write these religious beliefs within me. Now, here I need to add that there are a few reasons why I started to write my religious beliefs, but they are very complex, therefore, I cannot explain that fully. Anyhow, today I have decided to talk to my religious friends about religions, in the hope that now they see my religious task in a more favorable way, and they will help me.

So, I have called my friends to let them know, that I want to talk to them. Now, while I have been waiting for my friends to arrive. I have been thinking and I have realized that one of the reasons why I need to write these religious issues, it is that I see God different from everybody else, and I understand the Bible a bit different from everybody else; therefore, I need to explain to my friends clearly what I think God is like, in the hope that by explaining that, my friends will understand me better, and they can help me with their input of approval or disapproval of whatever is discussed.

While I am thinking about the coming discussions, I have asked myself why I am seeing these religious things in a different way, and I have surprised myself that I am denying some of the reasons why I wanted to write these religious views. So, I have become aware, that one of the triggers of wanting to write these religious beliefs, is that there are a couple of things. The first one is about the atheist’s denial of God existence; and the second one was the shock of the 9-11 terrorist attack on American soil.

We know these two groups are completely different in their religious beliefs, because the atheists deny the existence of God, but the Muslim terrorist believe in their God to the point of carrying these terrorist acts and killing themselves in the name of their God Allah. These two things although they are very different and far apart, at the same time they are religious issues, so, there is a chance that both can be fixed by modifying religions, if we can neutralize both these religious issues.

This situation is very strange, because these two groups of people that have nothing in common, since they stand so far apart that if they were political parties, they could have been described as extremist and one would be the extreme right and the other the extreme left. Now, I believe that what I am going to suggest next, it could even be stranger, because I am suggesting some religious changes; because I believe that by changing religious beliefs both groups can be neutralized, of course, this can only work if everybody will believe in a new religious way. You see, we have in mind this theory, which we are going to suggest, in these religious writings. Anyhow, this is how I imagine that this religious problem can be solved, in the future.

Other religious reasons and prayer

Let me explain a bit more, what I have written above is only part of the reason why I am writing these articles, because there are other personal religious reasons, you see, I am writing them as my personal prayer to our spiritual Father God Most High, which I pray from the bottom of my heart, my soul and my mind, I pray every day of my life, while I am happy and while I am sad.

Therefore, within these religious writings, will be written lots of prayers: In some of these prayers I’ll be praying God for forgiveness to become purified, therefore, become worthy to become God’s servant. Then in some prayers I’ll be invoking help from God, so that, I can write my religious writings the proper way, and in some prayers, I will be asking God to protect me from the spiritual forces of evil; because it is important for me to fear the spiritual forces of evil, and I pray God to help me. Here I believe that I must explain again that my beliefs are based on a new way of understanding God spiritual life force of the universe. Therefore, there are many new ways of praying God, and hereunder is another one of my prayers that I am writing.

Another one of my new prayers

My lord God, with my personal concerns I come to you praying, Father Most High, master of the universe and life-giver of every living thing; I am praying you Father for help and guidance. Father let my guardian angel suggest me what to say, when I am writing these religious articles. Or send me a sign from Heaven that suggests me what to say. So that, I am inspired and can write my religious writings, in such a way that they are acceptable to the Spiritual beings in Heaven, and to the physical beings on earth. Father hear my prayer and help me, Amen

Having written this prayer above, another thought has come to my mind while I was waiting for my friends to come at the meeting. So, I am thinking that we need to define better, why we need religions and what God of the future can be like.

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Our Lord Jesus Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest man that ever lived on earth, religious teacher and God. Jesus Christ changed some religious meanings and simplified religion, so we should thing that religions can be changed.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest man that ever lived on earth, religious teacher and God. Jesus Christ changed some religious meanings and simplified religion, so we should thing that religions can be changed. | Source

Religious discussions at the meeting

After greeting each other and made ourselves comfortable we started to talk about religion, and I said; I guess that you have come the two of you, because the others don’t want to take part in these religious talks.

What is the matter with them? Don’t they see that we are talking only about religions, and we hope that by talking about it, we can find a solution.

Here I want to point out, that changing religions is not new, if we look back at the times of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we will see that even Jesus Christ tried to explain religious issues to the Jews in a different way, but the religious leader of the time did not want to understand Our Lord, so, they crucified him to neutralize the new religious ways that he was preaching.

Anyhow, tell me about your own findings, what people are saying, when you talked to them about God and religion, and what has been happening lately that is worth mentioning?

Here my friend Mark was ready to answer me, and he had a nice surprise for me, when he said later, that, ‘God is hope for those who need hope most’; and this is what he said:

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God is hope for those who need hope most

Mark comment

Well, I am glad you asked; I say that most of the people that we have talked to, they are not interested talking about religions willingly, and those who are talking, have expressed themselves in many ways; but let me break these people beliefs in groups:

Here I have to say that a lot of people believe in God and religion the way it is today. You see, since most religions have been the same for thousands of years, they are used to these religious beliefs; so, this portion of people does not want any change in religion, as they are happy to stay with the ways religions are now, and if they have any doubts in their minds they are not showing it. So, it is a waste of time to talk to them unless you agree fully with their religious beliefs, and you talk to them, just to have a chat and be friendly.

There is also a portion of people that have doubts about today’s religions, so, they are ready to talk about their religious beliefs, these people don’t feel sure whether what is being taught about religion today is the right thing to do. So, they ask themselves many religious questions, but they have no answers for any of those questions. They are religious believers, but they have doubts in their minds. You can talk to this group of people and they talk to you willingly, but they are not much help either, if you want to find new religious ideas.

We have noted that right in the middle there is this large group of people, which believe in God and religions only up to a certain point, these people want to know more and ask all sorts of questions, in the hope that they can find their way and return to religion fully, they feel that religion is still important to them in many ways. These people seem to want to follow religion just to have a sense of belonging to a group, as they like to have friends and religion gives this religious link to them that helps them have friends.

Then there is at the extreme end of this middle group those who believe very little in religion, so, they are asking too many questions themselves about religions, they are agnostic as they believe and at the same time don’t believe in God and religions, one does not know what to do with this group, and yet they are the most interesting ones, because they want to know more.

And then, there is this last group of people, which today I can call the danger group of religious beliefs, they are the atheist, they don’t believe in God and religions, so, for them it is better if religions did not exist. They are very intelligent people and have a good job, so, for them there are no worries in life, therefore, they don’t need God and religions to help them with their lives. Now, because they don’t need God and religions, as they feel secure within themselves; this well to do group starts putting forwards all sort of stories, to blame religion for some of the bad things that religions have done in the past. They talk about religious extremist to run down religions, since these religious extremists kill in the name or their God; they don’t see that mankind have to blame themselves, because no real religion tells its believers to kill, or harm anyone.

But then, attached to this well-educated atheist group, there are people that are not educated, and they don’t believe in God just to protest their bad luck, as they are not happy about what the world is giving them, so, they see the need to believe only in themselves; now, because of this belief they may become the worst sort of mankind, because they don’t have any respect for humanity, and also they don’t have a God or religion or any other restrain within them.

Having said all this about religions; I want to add what I have learned from all these enquiries; and I want you to remember how I see religion now, as this may well be important from now on, if we are going to talk about religious issues, because I believe that religions are important to keep, even if one day they need to be modified. Religions might not be a universal human belief, as we have seen with the atheists; but God and religions are still needed today for those people that are unfortunate, as they feel within their heart that they need God to protect or help them. For this reason, God and religions are needed, because; God and religion is hope for those who need hope most.

So, remember that;

Religion and God is hope for those who need hope most.

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Comments on Mark speech

My comment on Mark religious’ speech

Now, let me see if I got it right, so, let me comment about what you have said Mark; and then, I am going to say how I see religious issues these days:

Looking at what you have said, we agree with you about the erratic people behavior about religions. So, when we consider that people are not sure about religions, or not as sure as they were in the past. Therefore, because of this people behavior, today religions are not as powerful as they used to be, because people just don’t believe what religious leaders tell them.

Because of this present religious movement, there are some extremist groups like the atheists, as Mark has pointed out that do not believe in God; this group would like to see that God and religions disappear from the face of the earth, because they believe that God does not exist.

Therefore, there are reasons to believe that it would result in a religious chaos, if we let the atheists have their ways. The world cannot afford to stop believing in God and religions. As Mark said; Religion and God is hope for those who need hope most.

We talked about many other religious things, but I want to keep this article short, so, I am not writing everything we said. Anyhow, in the end I tuned to Gino and said

You can say what you want now it is your turn to speak.

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Gino's comment

These are Gino's shortened comments

Let me talk about Mark speech first: I have to say that Mark and I agree on most of these religious issues, so, there is no point in repeating them; but I want to say something about the atheists, especially when they ridicule the religious believers. I must say that any believer should avoid talking to them about religious matters; because it is hard for religious believers to defend themselves from them.

They attack believers usually by asking proof of the existence of God or any religious matter, so, Mark is right when he calls them the danger group of religious beliefs. Let me show you a few examples about what they usually talk to get the believers off guard.

You believers say that God is Omnipotent, now if God is omnipotent then God should be capable to do anything no matter how difficult the task is. Now, there are many things in the world that need to be fixed, why your God does not fix them? For these reasons we say that your God does not exist. We believe that we are right to assume that there is no God and religions are there only to control people. For these reasons we believe that there is no God.

This sort of reasoning goes on with many god’s attributes and they challenge the believers to give proof of the existence of God and its attributes. So, it is hard for any believers to give proof of God and its attributes. How can any believers give proof about God?

Gino said many other things, and then he said. I hope I have explained myself clear enough in this difficult religious task.

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Your speech is clear enough for me I said, and Mark said the same.

Now, let me write my own comment.

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Frank's comment

FRANK THE WRITER COMMENT

We have talked about many religious issues, in these religious discussions: therefore, now you might be thinking like me; which is that something needs to be done to help religions find a way of peaceful existence, if peaceful existence can ever be found.

But at the same time, we must agree that to achieve complete peaceful existence is not easy, because of the way religions are made, therefore, I hope that you agree with me that religions need to be reviewed, from the religious leaders of today, they need to be in line with the present times, which embrace many changes in all sorts of issues. But at this present time nobody wants to listen to our religious approach, so, there is not much that we can do. But we need to solve this religious problem.

To do that, let us imagine anything that can help us achieve that, let our thinking minds run free with no limits imposed on them, let the sky and beyond be the limit.

If we are free to do this, then, I believe we can come up with a religious theory, which allows the existence of all religions as they are today; at the same time find a way to show the people that all religions are one link of the same religious chain, which links religions together, at the highest spiritual point possible. I know this is not as simple as it sounds, but if we keep looking, we will find the way to show people that.

Now, while searching the Internet, I have found that there was a philosopher called, Baruch Spinoza, 1632-1677 who believed that it is more likely that God may not be the way that religions want you to believe God is; but God is more like Mother Nature, therefore, it is more likely that we are all part of God, and God is everything, so, every living thing in existence is part of God; now, this can be the link that we need to use, to link all existing religions together.

Therefore, if we think like Spinoza and add it to the knowledge which we have today, we can describe a god which can co-exist with all existing religions. So, let us describe this God for everybody; which we can call God-Most-High.

Looking at the many things that we have discussed in this article, I think that we have said enough in this article, but we will continue with these same religious discussions in next article called, God and the atheist; see you there.

May God help us find the right religious way? For this reason, I will be praying God to help me:

Almighty Father, I am praying you with all my heart, my soul and my mind hoping that in your mercy you would guide and help me write these religious writings, Father hear my prayer, amen.

May God bless us all.

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      9 years ago from Brisbane Australia

      I hope that these unusual religious writings with time will be understood for what they are. Therefore I hope that people will start commenting on them, so that I can see how they feel about my writings. Come on! Write a comment.

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