Communication is a two way avenue. Prayer consists not only of asking or petitioning God, it also requires listening and just general speaking as you would with another person face to face. This does require practice.
Meditation and prayer. "When every other voice is hushed, and in quietness we wait before Him, the silence of the souls makes more distinct the voice of God."
i call on Him through prayers, sometimes when i'm too down to utter a prayer i just hold my rosary beads or just tell him to just hold me. the funny and amazing way is how God communicates with me. he's so creative. one time i was so confused and torn, i was dying inside. then i crossed the street and the first thing i saw was a statement shirt of the guy crossing the street on the other side, it says "get over it!" in bold letters. haha. i couldn't help but smile.
I communicate with god through prayer. That is about the only way you can do it.
I communicate with God through conversations with Him, through worship, through His Word, through the Holy Spirit, through prayer, through hearing and obeying His voice, abiding in His presence, and seeing Him at work in what He reveals to me.
God and I simply chat together in an everyday normal conversation.
For me, there are four fundamental aspects. Meditation is listening to the Divine, and is what I do most. Prayer is talking to God, and I do that some. Service is seeing everyone as God's child, and helping all I can. And communion is feeling the presence of God in all things, and dwelling in peace and harmony.
@super lux. how do you know God is communicating with you too?
you just know. you feel it in the deepest of your heart. i think that's what faith is all about. you cant put logic in it, you just understand.
@ Super lux. Faith actually has logical sense. It has logic. It has a basis. It is never blind. Try to understand and pray about this fact.
God is always speaking in some way or another, whether it's thru his word, other people, signs, and sometimes even dreams. Just pray for him to show you when it's Him so that you'll have no doubt or uncertainty.
I think we've grown apart. Ever since that time he didn't do what I asked him to do, like 600 times in a row, I've been avoiding him. And now he doesn't even come round at all. Perhaps, when the time's right, I'll give it another go, him and me. For now, I'm just gonna wait it out. It sucks playing the waiting game vs. god. That dude seems to have all the time in the world, while I just have this one measly lifetime. Not fair.
What I meant to say is through prayer, meditation, worship, smoke signals, morse code, his word, holy spirit, charades, call and response, one cup attached to a string attached to another cup, facebook, priest, heart, lamentations, forensic science.
God is not at our bidding. Your prayer may not be part of his greater plan. It may be something you want or think you need, but God may not agree. I pray for the strength to handle the things that come my way and for help in making good choices.
I am a christian and believe in god. I just get annoyed with the human side of it. I don't like big overpowering religious organizations (ag). And I don't like people acting like they know something when nobody truly knows. We can only believe.
Jesus has answered this question very well when his disciples asked him how to pray. I follow the same. I close my eyes and close myself to outside noises and enter into my own heart and there I communicate with God. True to what Jesus said most of my communication done in this manner has been very fruitful.
I agree with all of the comments. We communicate with God through prayer and meditation. Also, I believe communication is a two-way street. Through studying the Word of God, we let Him communicate to us. It is through reading the bible that He tells us what we need to know and be reminded of. Hope this was helpful!
Great question! I communicate to God through prayer and worship, but pretty much it is through my lifestyle as well. The Bible says in the book of Thessalonians to pray without ceasing. Whatever I do, it should be with the conscious effort that God is with me and wants me to share it with HIm. Even though He all ready knows, it shows my trusrt and respect and love for HIm, that I am communicating with Him.
I communicate with God through prayer, meditation, reading the Bible, worship, and the one I like most is just being silent before Him and waiting upon Him.
It not about knowing how...its about knowing that you are, for you are yet to do anything that God had not allowed nor approved.
To communicate is a two way response kind of action. There is a sender and a receiver, and this receiver also becomes the sender while the sender becomes a receiver, and so on.
Therefore communicating with God is not an issue of merely praying to God. It is also meditating and ruminating prayerfully on His Word, The Holy Bible (all His promises, commands to obey, warnings to heed, etc. understood in the right context). This way we not only speak to God through mere words but also learn to speak to God through the right attitude that we get from His Word, for from our attitude results our action which in turn shall reflect our lifestyle.
Actually, based on experience the best part with communicating with God happens when you allow Him to speak to you.
I love this question. There's no better way to communicate with God than by talking to him. I call them conversations but most people call them prayers. But... there are times when you don't know what to say and can't express how you feel or your immediate need. In those times I'd like to believe that the Holy Spirit is intereding on my behalf. :-)
My answer to this question is through constant prayer. I am forever taking it to God in prayer, even when I am too tired or too sick, I know he will hear me and make everything right for me. He knows what I need and what I want, and though the answer is sometimes no, or it is not time, he knows when to give me what I need and to ensure that I have it at the right time. When you pray, when anyone prays, God has your back and will communicate what you need very soon. Even if the answer is NO, you will know that your prayer has been answered.
I talk to HIM in silent prayer anywhere and anytime I feel the need to be consoled. The best time though is just when I am about to hit the sack. The most solemn moment after a long day's work.
All excellent lines of communicating with our Lord, but one that I didn't see explicitly is through music. I listen to contemporary Christian music on my way to work and use the opportunity to make my joyful noise in praise and thanksgiving.
There isn't a better way to start my work day!
By using self identity Ho'opnopono.
I clean on any negativity in my thoughts so I can listen and hear the Divine in my life, through inspirational nudges towards right action.I repeat the phrases in my head , I'm sorry, please for give, thank you and I love you'. Similarly I find meditation wonderful. I also gives thanks throughout my day for my life, and the abundance of each moment.
I pray to God and He replies through the Bible verses or using any other medium; most of the times He replies by doing things more than we asked to Him.
I don't, he communicates with me. I believe he comes to us. Prayer or meditation are for our own needs.
Two grate processes are-:prayer and maditation. You can pray to god reading their relism's novel or you can communicate with god by maditation like swami vivekananda in addition to in modern life you can communicate with the god by helping the poor people because god's position is heart of every man
I pray to Zeus.
It is all mythology one day the religions of today will be in the history files just like the Roman and Greek gods are today.
If you want a really religion of peace try Jainism
Going through constant ups and downs, I consistently find prayer the best way I can talk to God. It can be anywhere, anytime. Even at the most random moment, I feel God's presence and in my mind start talking to him.
God communicates to us in different ways, but He definitely communicates. If I do not hear from Him it is because I am not listening, so it is up to me to improve my conscious contact to God through prayer and meditation. C S Lewis put it best when he said, "God speaks to us through our conscience, whispers in our pleasure, and screams at us in our pain." Circumstances are a huge way to hear from Him, look around you, remember the past, check the record, He does not change, and neither does His ways. He speaks through people, and sometimes it is exactly through those you would have never guessed. He has been speaking through donkeys since Balaam, and He still speaks through them today. Listen to those around you, and to your heart. He also speaks through not only the bible, but other literature. I think the biggest issue is too heighten your awareness, be aware of your circumstances, the people around you, what you read, and your conscience or heart, learn to trust it, take a chance on what you believe is God, keep a journal, and get familiar with His voice, and you will soon realize He has been speaking the whole time, we just never realized it.....
I communicate with God through prayer, through people and situations, through visions and dreams.
My favorite quote about prayer comes from a book called “Heaven is For Real”:
“[You can] be real with God. [You don't] have to offer some kind of churchy, holy-sounding prayer in order to be heard in heaven. You might as well tell God what you think. He already knows it anyway.”
From my studies, searching, and practice, I have found an ancient system that works great. I communicate with God by chanting the Maha Mantra Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. This chant is to invoke the Supreme Godhead and speaker of the Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord).
I chant and send out the appropriate sound vibration and the Lord responds. The response may be a dream, or something that my Guru (spiritual guide, who is more advanced than I am) tells me. This is not imagination, this is fact.
I have tried different chants in the past, but the Maha mantra works best. One other reason that I chant is because I have seen how beautiful the heavenly realms can be. I communicate with God/Krsna through music, thoughts, action, deeds, and with inner heart.
God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent so any way we sincerely want to communicate God would know.
Best wishes on your life's journey.
Dhira Krishna Das
by Marliza Gunter 17 months ago
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by Mmargie1966 5 years ago
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