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posted on Dec, 3 2007 @ 05:07 AM
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i've been praying to joe pesci and i've been getting about the same 50/50 results i was getting when i prayed to god...

so i guess george carlin was right on the virtue of praying to joe.

worship the sun, pray to joe pesci and you'll still get the same results




posted on Dec, 3 2007 @ 08:59 AM
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No, you will get the same results. Your own personal relationship with God is unique, just as you yourself are unique (unless you have a twin).

As ye seek, so shall ye find. As ye sow, so shall ye reap.



posted on Dec, 5 2007 @ 11:06 PM
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Maybe this video can clear up what prayer is.

www.spikedhumor.com...



posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 12:02 AM
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Again, that may be what prayer is to you, in your personal relationship with whatever you recognize as a higher authority, if in fact you recognize anything, or any being, as such.

To me, prayer is not superstition, prayer is one-on-one, two-way communication with the supernatural living God of all Creation.

You may find that impossible. I find it an inexplicable blessing I could never earn, and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to engage in it with my merciful Lord and Savior, who has so graciously offered it to me.



posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 12:13 AM
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I pray... maybe not as often as I should, but I do pray. And actually, I spend a great deal of time every day thinking about God and spiritual matters, even if I am not "praying." I wouldn't call myself "religious" by any stretch of imagination, either.

My prayers have often been answered. I find that if I am praying for something to happen to/for me, I still have to put out a certain amount of effort. After all, people say that God helps those that help themselves. But if I have prayed for someone to recover from an illness, for example, I find that even if my prayer is not answered, I feel like I understand why it was not meant to be. That comforts me.

I knew an old Jewish lady, and when she died after a long illness, I helped go through her things to distribute them. She had no family, and I wanted to help do that because I knew that I would be respectful, whereas I didn't know how other people would be. One of the things that I found was a tablet of prayers that she had written. I was really amazed to read them. Not only were they so beautiful and personal, but they were for the most basic things... For example, there was a prayer to say when using the restroom, thanking God that those bodily systems functioned, thus avoiding the pain that might come if they did not function. That really got me thinking about all of the things that I could be talking to God about. I found it all very interesting, and made me understand her a little bit better.

By the way, when I was little I said that prayer about "If I die before I wake..." My mom and I personalized it a bit, so that I was also praying for specific people in my family. I never found it creepy, and wasn't ever scared by it. She taught it to me because I had terrible nightmares (still do) almost every day. When I would wake up in the middle of the night from a nightmare, I would say that prayer and it made me feel better. The nightmares didn't stop, but I knew that nothing bad would really happen to me, because God was watching over me. I was never afraid of death, even as a child, and still am not afraid of it. I know that makes me sound like I was a messed up little kid, but I have always been kind of "casual" about death. It happens to everyone... no reason to fear it.



posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 10:37 AM
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i once heard a 1 liner that read:

nothing fails like prayer


but how about pouding a square peg through a circular hole?




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