As a Christian myself, I know there is a powerful feeling in prayer, that leads to positive effects. It's really something you can't explain unless
you sincerely ask God for help. If people are wondering out there why God isn't 'helping' with all these disasters, simply think about what God
gave us: Free will. You can decide for yourself what you want to feel, act, say, etc. God will not interfere with your actions, because he gave us a
choice and a highly intelligent mind to think about them. With so many people dying with diseases, people being poor, disasters like 9/11 and this oil
spill, are such from man's own choice.
God gave us a book to follow, a mind to think, and an awesome life to live with many plans. I myself used to consider myself not believing in any
supernatural/God type of ideas, but then I looked out there in the real world. The human body is the most complex, intelligent stand alone design out
there in our known universe.
I took a biology course, and let me tell you, I haven't been more sure of a God than ever. After you get close with God, there is just out of the
world feelings of greatness. I really don't know how to explain it. The Bible is a book far more than just historical stories, it's the greatest
piece of philosophical literature on this Earth to the current date. You really have to take a step closer into the teachings of the Bible because
it's perfect for establishing peace. The more and more you read and understand the Bible, you become clear that it's no normal book. Being only a 16
year old, I found a lot of beneficial moral teachings in the Bible, and I found myself more happy then ever. I have the ability to forgive people if
they ever hurt me, the ability to resist temptations of the mind and of the world, the ability to be humble and kind to others, and to see everyone as
my brothers and sisters even if they are not Christian.
I have talked to God before, and it's not the physical talking we're used to here... it's more of talking through our minds. It's kind of like
seeing dreams or pictures in the mind, while not even seeing them physically through our eyes. You really have to be close to him, to feel him. I
understand how there are more than 2 billion Christians out there who feel the same thing, it's extraordinary. Being an ATS member myself, I don't
believe anything unless with intensive research and 110% confidence it is indeed true. The same way I feel about my faith, it's more faith oriented
yes, but it's much more than physically understanding it... If God were to reveal to everyone, what would be the point of faith? Free will?
Faith is a gift from God, an awesome one. Prayer is powerful, but it can be anything. Prayer is having a conversation with God. There is no need of
looking through lists and lists of prayers, you could simply come up with your own prayer
It's good to know the Lord's prayer, because that's
what Jesus taught us.
But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will
reward you. - (Matthew 6:6)
This is how I pray, and if you do it with a sincere heart... God will provide your needs and answer your pleas for help.
Hope I helped make it more understandable