according to religious people, their god knows all, what they think, what they are going to do etc. so why do people pray to it if it already knows what they are thinking?
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What an awesome answer, for the life of me I could not come up with a decent answer. It was as if all these things that I know were far away from me.I guess I stopped praying years ago without knowing.Thanks much for your needed answer.
A beautiful viewpoint, @Crissylite. And even if you knew every thought of your children, encouraging them to communicate with you helps them become more outgoing. It strengthens them.
To paraphrase Hebrews 11:6, it is impossible to please God without faith. Without being fearless and confident, we remain trapped in physical reality. Prayer is the use of that faith to accomplish miracles.
Exactly correct. When we talk to each other, we actually revealing our identity.
And it seems prayer has more to do with the one doing the praying -- helping them to grow, spiritually.
And wouldn't the deservedness be a function of one's faith (confidence)? Even with faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. That is no different than any of the other miracles I've seen, except in our considerations of possibilities.
Miracle had happened to me with my prayer as communication with God otherwise I would not survive today.
Yes, the reality of miracles is a practical result for those who pray. Prayers, indeed, are answered.
And to be like Christ is the highest ideal. Like Mark Twain said, "Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." May we all give sweet perfume to those who wrong us
I see the most direct process for becoming like Christ in 3 steps: Pray to Him for guidance; listen to His direction; do as he calls us to do. Then we build our house on rock. How do we know we got it right? By the fruits of our actions, we will know
Perhaps the confusion occurs because you're looking at it from the wrong perspective. Prayer does not benefit God; prayer is for uplifting the one doing the prayer. And God's children are not Homo sapiens.
Thank you for the gesture, but if I had a god he would not allow millions to suffer then blame free will. I would never claim to be part of a God that allowed the pain we see in this world.
I understand, but the answer is simple. 1st, God doesn't blame free will. 2nd His children don't suffer; they're immortal spirit. Your temporary body may suffer, but that does not harm the child of God within. Read my answer for greater clarity.
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