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Where Do All Our Prayers Go?

Updated on April 21, 2012

Where do all our prayers go?

Who could believe in a silent being?
Who would sing his praises through their pain?
Who could believe in life after death?
Who could and not be considered insane?

Into a casket with no soul?

Why must we believe in the unbelievable?
Why must we face the ridicule of others?
Why were we given weak minds at birth?
Why does God separate us from our brothers?

Into our minds for our dreams to console?

How can one book written by men mean so much?
How can we accept words from so long ago?
How can we follow some laws and ignore others?
How can we believe when there was so much they did not know?

Into God’s hands until believers are made whole?

When will God’s true revelation be made known to me?
When will I meet one person who can show me how to pray?
When will he stop sending his mercenaries who do not understand?
When will God accept me because he made me this way?


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      Nan Mynatt 5 years ago from Illinois

      Hello and wonderful poem, you have asked the right questions and God hears your thought, yes thoughts, the Angels are with us. I have experienced some of the things that you wrote about. Even escape from death, and I pray everyday for guidance! I marked you up!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      My heart, soul and mind go out to yours, Mark. Hugs.

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      catalyst20 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      I don't see any outdated books in the Bible. I think it is even more updated than what atheists read. It even talks of all the problems we are facing today. Where do all our prayers go? I believe it reaches the ears of a living, listening God. I won't even attempt to pray if I don't know to whom I am praying for.

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      Civil War Bob 5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Thanks for the response, f_hruz. If most folks use 10% of their brains, I'm usin' 5% as a 1/2wit, I guess...more to fill up when I get to Heaven and "know as I am known." I've stood the "blindness" for 32 years and see no need to be "delivered," if you'll pardon the Pentecostal language. Seriously back...check out some of my what I would consider realistic hubs and gimme a shout so we don't use up Poet's space...unless, of course we can do this dueling brains routine for his 1,038 followers and they show some inclination to have us continue! ;)

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      f_hruz 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      @ Bob - dream on, it's your god delusion which keeps you from knowing that gods are creations of 1/2 wits with limited knowledge and no interest in learning all there is to know what nature really is and how things work in the real world!

      No gods will do the thinking for you ... you have to start learning on your own how to grasp reality and get your head around the fact that all religions are man made and all gods are pure figments of human imagination.

      Quoting passages from your favorite story book will keep you as blind as long as you can stand it ... to brake free from it, takes a bit more than false hope in a god who never was and never will be.

      Seriously, what's stopping you from becoming a realist who knows your brain can be used to learn and apply it creatively before you lose your mind totally to religious myth and obvious absurdity?

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      Civil War Bob 5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      TSP...good writing...voted up and interesting. Also found your profile interesting. I'm with Dave there about the introduction. The answers to your last four questions are:

      1. When you ask Him to show you...then check out John 3:16-18.

      2. Prayer is simple. It is talk, God-aimed.

      3. Since I don't get paid for pointing you to Him, rather than a mercenary, I'm an ambassador, as Paul calls us.

      4. Just as soon as you ask Christ to be your savior.

      For f_hruz: The laws of nature were designed, worked out, given and are sustained by the God you disdain. Even the fact that you can continue to breathe and read this are dependent on His grace to you...just sayin'...

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      f_hruz 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      You have some good questions there!

      I get the feeling you are already clear what rational answers to expect from a non-religious person, or from a guy like Dave here, who possibly talks to god on a daily basis and may be able to get god on Skype for you ... or maybe not? :)

      I'm clear on one thing, all gods and religions are creations of the human mind ... not well thought through though - unless you enjoy ideas of the absurd, don't care about laws of nature and what we have learn so far about it all by advancing scientific concepts!

      These outdated religious storybooks keep confusing a lot of folks - even today ... :)

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I feel that you are searching for and seeking an introduction to God. If I can help as a guide, I'd be pleased to do so.