Do you pray for everything or just things you can't do yourself?

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  1. IDONO profile image80
    IDONOposted 4 years ago

    Do you pray for everything or just things you can't do yourself?

    I'm asking input from you because I'm in process of writing about how blessings not recognized, are mistaken as unanswered prayers. Your answers to this question will help tremendously. Thanks.

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    Dave36posted 4 years ago

    I tell you what buddy, that was like reading a zen koan!lol....It's just took me 5 mins, to wrap my head around what you posted....Would an unrecognized blessing be a blessing at the time?, or would it be a blessing in disguise?....Would a blessing not recognized, be something bad that happens to us?, which then turns out to have been a good thing that it happened?....One would have to look back on one's life to find out, whether or not it was a blessing at the time....I think your'l have to give me an example please buddy, i don't know if iv'e got you or not!lol.....

    1. IDONO profile image80
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry Dave36 but there just isn't enough space here to give an understandable example. I don't want to confuse anybody even more. Watch for my hub in the near future. Maybe I will be more clear. You can comment there without space limits.

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      Dave36posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm pretty sure we can't pray from the mind, & any prayers from the mind won't lead us to contentment..So i ask myself deep down by meditating,& then I'm guided by my intuition/instinct/heart/soul/higher self..Not sure exactly what, but i kno

    3. IDONO profile image80
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Dave 36- I don't know if anyone else understands your comment, but to me, it's as clear as a bell. If answers to prayer are answered, I believe they are answered just the way you described. There are no booming voices from the sky. Great comment.

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      Dave36posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great to meet you buddy, as i haven't met many people who know where I'm coming from..Have you seen a sign or clue along the way, because i reckon i have, & it's not just as simply explained as "cause & effect"..Hurry up with your hub buddy!l

    5. IDONO profile image80
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Dave36- I'm on it!

  3. deecoleworld profile image80
    deecoleworldposted 4 years ago

    I don't pray often. If I do pray, I pray for strength and for my family and friends (especially if there is a hard time going on with one of them). I think action works better than prayer. Just praying to something isn't gonna help you gotta play your part to. I think God helps people that can help themselves. smile

    1. IDONO profile image80
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is why I asked this ?. I'm not saying you are, but what if sometimes we pray for the wrong thing? Using the hard times of others as example, should I pray for their resolution or pray for knowledge of what part I can take, if any, in helping?thx

    2. deecoleworld profile image80
      deecoleworldposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      For me it can't be the wrong thing, everyone pray for different things. I pray for strength mostly and for my family/friends to get a boost during hard times and some strength. Its all going to work out in the end, regardless of prayer or not

  4. Cre8tor profile image99
    Cre8torposted 4 years ago

    For me, if I think it, then God would already know and if God already knows, why ask?

    Also, to me prayer was always to full of talking. I think if you believe enough to pray, then you should be listening, not asking. "Prayer" to me should be more of a moment of silence where our mind should be clear and open.

    More to the point of your question, I have found myself pushing one particular thought God's way for consideration on occasion...that my children outlive me and that my card not be pulled until they are able to fend for themselves in this world.

    As of now, my prayer is in pending status.

    1. IDONO profile image80
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think of prayer as having to be verbal. Thought is prayer. Open-mindedness, to me, is meditation, allowing intuitively answers in.  Your prayer may already be answered by being provided the means to the result you ask for. Must do your part.

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    dragonflycolorposted 4 years ago

    I personally pray every day, mostly for the safety of my family.  However, when something happens, it is because of the choices individuals have made that ripple through their social circles.  In the same respect, God cannot hear us if we do not call out to him.  I have Faith that he hears my prayers and provides me the tools and motivation to help keep my family safe as best as I can.  The rest is essentially up to them.

    1. IDONO profile image80
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      How many times I've heard people going to do some kind of job and couldn't finish because they left the tool needed to finish behind because they didn't think they would need it. That's a good analogy of a missed blessing.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    I pray about everything because I want mine and God's will to be in sync. God's way is the best way and I want his guidance in everything I say and do

    1. IDONO profile image80
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love your response. You are right. Your will is a gift. Not a loan. God don't want it back. If he did, he wouldn't have given us freedom of choice and the opportunity to ruin it. He just hopes we want to do the right things.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to see you again IDONO, it's been a long time. I hope all is well with you.
      God's Blessings

    3. IDONO profile image80
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. You too. Not enough hours in the day. But hopefully, doing more right things than wrong things. Sometimes you just can't tell. And, hopefully, we'll bump into each other more often. Always a pleasure.

  7. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Idono. All depends on one's angle of vision or focus, if you like.

    Take Yoga Philosophy, for instance. Here there is nothing that one does oneself. All is God; all is Spirit. I am simply a vehicle or instrument manifesting this Light, whatever name one wishes to give same. The secret of the Yogic life is to feel that God is the only Doer. Sure, you have to act, and self-effort is necessary, but one constantly relies on divine Grace without which nothing can be accomplished. The mere act of me writing to you, is an act of Grace divine.

    Frankly, praying for things is really a small part of the plan of God. In the larger scheme of things, our Lord wishes to give us so much more! To give of Himself: His love, grandeur, intoxicated bliss, a taste of which will make the mundane things pale into insignificence.

    Still, no. I cannot do anything myself, as even the act of praying itself has come from Him. This is the way of the devotional Path.

 
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