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originally posted by: JohnFisher
a reply to: nerbot
I haven't yet met a person who believes in God simply because of answered prayers. Petition prayers is one type of prayer that is over-popularized by mainstream, and it's also the type of prayer that ought be of lesser priority. I myself could stand to realize that a lot of the time. Anyway, all petition prayers are answered. Sometimes it's a "no", and sometimes it's a "wait and see".
Other types of prayers include adoration, thanksgiving, confession, etc. Really, the quintessential/model prayer is outlined by Jesus in Matthew 6:9-13. Very little of this could in any way be associated with wishful thinking that could come true by chance alone. The only thing being asked for was bread, and I'm not so sure that wasn't actually asking to receive a daily lesson.
Very few people believe in no God whatsoever, and those people are fools. There is no need to dive into their realm of highly fallible logic because the human mind is ultra simplistic in the grand scheme of things. I believe in Father of Christ because it is the only one that makes sense.
originally posted by: arpgme
Please reveal your truth and how in love you are with your creation. Please keep our minds filled with your love and light and away from doubt and unhappiness. Please show the your the strength of your love and mercy and remind those who lack faith the power of a Prayer in Love, for you God are love. Bring the world to more compassion, mercy, and generosity and let many miracles be done in your name. Amen.
If you feel the same please respond. It seems many do not believe in Prayer anymore but if you are Spirit and God is All Powerful and Conscious then prayer must be strong, amen.
Tell me what you think regarding Prayer
originally posted by: backcase
Well there are a lot of studies that show that those who pray and mediate frequently have a greater mental health than those who don't.
St.Thomas Aquinas said that one comes to the conclusion that God exists be looking upon the universe with pure reason and logic.
I cannot tell you why God does not cure amputees, faith comes to people as God gifts it to them, and if you do not believe it is for God to gift you faith.
I can pray that he does so but it is his decision to give it too you and yours to accept. Just keep your heart strong so that you may hear when he knocks and beckons you to come.