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Has God ever really answered your prayers ?

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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
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to prove or disprove, science would have to test every religion, every known prayer, every ritual ever known to man to figure that one out imo. Maybe God has silly rules before he/she answers prayers, maybe you had to take a shower, wear white and say the prayer X amount of times before he listens???



Dogma is what humans create and from my point of view do not matter. I do not think it is about how you are asking but who you are inside at the core and what view/perception of reality you have. Someone who do not want a god will probably never get an answer. Need is from my point of view the key and that is very different from what you want. If someone wish to be ignorant of reality they are allowed. It is like beliving the earth is flat or round. Neither is right. In reality earth is earthshaped and all other ideas are simplfications or totaly wrong. Religons are the same way. Nobody is quite 100% right. They are just simplifications of the hidden thruth.

God has a homurous side to him. He is playing hide and seek with ous. He hides and we have to seek to find him.

And above is only my views. And I know one fact. I will not be 100% right in my views but I am hoping at least a few % right. Namaste




posted on May, 4 2012 @ 12:42 PM
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Originally posted by KaelemJames
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As a believer in our Creator, i support science, too.

To know under these many scientific tests that has been done with prayer, how many of these people had the faith that it will be answered, actually had the faith that it HAS been answered.

I have said many prayers and most times i found nothing to be answered, but my faith was weak and doubt surrounded me. If one asks and believe it is, it is answered.

It is not something i can prove to science as i cannot prove my faith. It is spiritual, not of flesh.

But, i am not good in debates, so i will be wiped off this debate in one go. Still, i know that i am being answered when i truly am in a deep meditative state with our Creator.

When i talk to God they call it prayer, when He talks back they say i am crazy. So be it.


Welcome to the crazy club
. I think we need some Gnarls Barkley:



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 12:46 PM
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The thing about answering prayers is I am very uncomfortable praying for me, and tend to pray for others. My ex had diabetes, now I'm not going to say that my prayers did this, but we had had a very bad relationship, he went to jail for being reactive, and despite all that, he had a very hard life, and lots of love for the kids anyway. I don't hold any hurt, or try whenever it pops up to learn the lessons from it, and release it.

I love him as my brother, and father of 2 of my children. I know I would really regret not sending prayers for on the other side, he my friend.

But in any case, he suddenly spent alot of time in hospital with diabetes and a bad kind, and he was told he was going blind, and we prayed a lot.

He is better, last fall, just 100% cleared up, tests came back normal, was thinking of trying to get some land and an eco farm for us, he's working up in a camp, no matter what we're his family, even if we are only friends. I told him I didn't care if it worked or not, if he tried to do it but it didnt' work out, it was the thought that counted.

Lots and lots of times praying for others helps, there is too many big and small things to count, where you hold a person in Love in you heart and try to feel their feeling and undestand them, and they show up suddenly.

I've been trying to pray for me more and always feel guilty, never sure if Im supposed to, but have a team watching over, and really love them for all the work and healings and miracles and efforts, they do behind the scenes, without people realizing even.

I have so much gratitude!

When I had major surgery last summer, healed up very fast, but others sent prayers and I could feel this, and outside the window of the hospital for 2 days, the clouds just kept changing shape, I could see beautiful sculpted faces, like angels, women and men, and little babies coming in, and even an elderly man leaving, a few looked like greys and more negatives, but it was wonderful, there was a miracle happening out my window that I was priveleged to see in the clouds, and I recovered very quickly, the specialis/surgeon told my father he was amazed at how fast I had gotten over this.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by humphreysjim

Originally posted by worldwatcher
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to prove or disprove, science would have to test every religion, every known prayer, every ritual ever known to man to figure that one out imo. Maybe God has silly rules before he/she answers prayers, maybe you had to take a shower, wear white and say the prayer X amount of times before he listens???


True, but why give such outlandish ideas more respect than say, leprechauns? If I came on here and said leprechauns were not real, and scientific tests which should be able to detect them showed they were not present, would you dictate to me that we just need more and better tests, and in the mean time we should treat leprechaun belief as a reasonable, and sane thing? Maybe teach the existence of leprechauns to our children, and open churches of worship?

Hey, maybe humans can fly unaided, and all we need to do is say the right mantra to ourselves as we jump from a window. The possibilities are endless when you reason like a fool.

How about we just test, say, Christianity, and Islam? Quite simple, the Bible tells us God answers prayers if we ask sincerely. So, why when we test that notion and show it false, do we still treat the Bible as a book of facts, and its God as a reality? This is insanity, we need to grow up.


I think we need to grow up too. Drop the stupid ideay of duality (science is right vs religon is right) and really go where the evidence is pointing. But then science seem to catch up to spirituality and will soon probably get it. Reality is different based on the observer and changes to suit it.



Reality is an fake illusion trying to be real.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
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I understand, but there are so many prayers that have been answered, my brother has brain cancer and lung cancer, about three months ago I was called to say my goodbyes,

He was hallucinating, and bedridden, now he is alert and functioning,and going to church twice a week, what can I tell you?

However, what is faith that can move mountains, but is as small as a mustard seed?

Why are some answered and some not?

I don't know, perhaps all part of some divinely inspired plan, why am I in horrible pain everyday, I don't know, but I cannot imagine life with out prayer.

Here's hoping you experience it some day.
GB

It doesn't have to be some long drawn out prayer, sometimes all you need is a hug.



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Reading this and your other post stating medical miracles, all I can say is, wow, you really need to find some better doctors because it sounds like they're misdiagnosing all over the place.

Seriously though, I wish you well, and whatever the cause, I am glad those who were ill are now well.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl
I've never heard the voice of God. I have no idea if He exists or if He answers prayers.

I do know that sometimes, when I pour my heart out in prayer....I feel peace. It could just be the peace of finally acknowledging my feelings,,,,or maybe its an answered prayer.

I would imagine, if God exists, He is so far out of our understanding that an answered prayer might be completely unrecognizable.
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Just my two cents worth.


To answer the OP.....Yes.

To acknowledge you, you took the words right out of my mouth. Maybe not word for word, but close enough for comfort.

From one writer to another..........You're good.





posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:15 PM
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Originally posted by Zeer0
Come on you people dont really think prayer works? Dont you think the starving kids in Africa pray? Dont you think the Jews killed in the Holocaust prayed? Why would God ignore the prayers of people in need to focus on answering your prayers? Thats faulty logic in of its self.


This planet is as it is to make a point and humans as a whole (not individuals) are not listening and reacting and solving the problems since they do not really care when they have to give something up to fix it. The problems are there for you to evolve your societies to the point that all can live in harmony with each other and with nature at a substainable level. Heaven will come when we create it but from my point of view god is pushing hard for it and this time and history will probably be looked at as a very special/interesting time to be alive.

God is foremost of all the teacher of wisdom. He is right now teaching us how not to be to survive. Namaste.
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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
God personally answer my prayers??? probably NOT, I think he/she has way too much to do than bother with than little ole me, but God's agents or the universe in general has definitely answered my prayers. Things don't happen immediately, I think God and his minions works on a very different schedule, so I'll pray for something, think that my prayers went unanswered and then months and sometimes even years later, my prayers get fulfilled.. now that I think about it, the answer should be Yes because even if he/she didn't personally answer my prayers they gave the authorization to whatever forces did


There's a flaw in your logic as you present it (though I suspect that this flaw might be either purposeful or cognitively dissonant that actually simply belies your lack of belief). You say God is too busy to worry about you, but that's fallacious. How can you, lil ole you, limit the power and grace of God? Look up omniscience (sp)...it implies the counter to your position.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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Yes.
There is a change coming and soon. Certain people are trying to run along side what is written by orchestrating events to fool masses. There is i believe a scheme and its being played out now.
The thing is the people that we including me have been blaming may not be where the buck stops. We are all humans and someone somewhere is playing a very dangerous game indeed that involves countless lives of unsuspecting people.
Truth is divided into religions to preserve the truth.
We however are being fooled on a massive scale. Anti eastern propaganda is not against the people but rather trying to rid the earth of their part of truth. Leaving one piece. I am sorry if i am speaking in riddles here.

Imagine a pie chart.
Seperate that into the religions we have today. What have you got? The opposite of all eggs in one basket. On the flip side imagine there was only ever one religion, would we even be aware of God now if Hitler succeeded?

I have a lot to say and just wanted to share that small piece with you. I will be posting my thoughts on my blog unless asked to do so here.
911 was about shifting conciousness of the masses to change their view of middle eastern countries, particularly those that followed the other part of religion.
Religion itself isnt corrupt, its those that are trying to rule the world that is mocking God.

Alias? AKA?
Are you only known by one name?
Me, i am known as Lee,the name i was born with
Jazz10,my user name here on ATS
Dad, to my children,
Doba, to my friends
I am also son and brother. Yet we argue about whose name is right regarding God and argue over whose slice of truth is better.

Hopefully you will understand what i am getting at here.
All i know is that this year, Satan and his system of things will come to an end. It will be like someone turning the light on.
End of the world? No. Thats what they want you to think. They want you to believe the fear as its what they thrive off. They thrive off fear, fear is what gives them leverage. End of the world literally?NO.
I believe its "End of the world as we know it". No more wars, poverty, famine, illness, divisions. No more divisions through color, class, language and last but not least RELIGION.

I AM ALL RELIGIONS. I FOLLOW AND BELIEVE ALL RELIGIONS AND I BELIEVE THAT THE DAY ALL RELIGIONS PUT ASIDE THEIR DIFFERENCES AND COME TOGETHER AS ONE THE MASTERPIECE WILL BE ALL TO CLEAR. Until that day..........we need to learn that we are all as important as each other.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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I'm just praying to my God. Not yours and not your idea of my God.

And it's brought me everything I ever needed. Did I need that winning lottery number? No. And I never got it. Did I need that big time raise or the trophey-hot-wife I wanted when I was in my 20's? No. He brought me something even better: A great job doing what I love and a wonderful family.

I'm sure you're getting exactly what you need too. Judging by your attitude, seems that you don't enjoy the blessings (or lack thereof) that you've been receiving.

Try being a bit more positive in your attitude. Do good. And believe me ... you'll get what you deserve.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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Actually, I don't rely on any "god" to fulfill my "prayers".

Ever since reading one of Dan Brown's books - *waits for the scoffing to die down* ...I have actually come to appreciate the study of noetics, which concerns the power of thought and belief.

As I have said, belief is more powerful that truth...in that belief affects thoughts, and thoughts can, if strong enough, CHANGE the truth...so believe in it enough, and the truth will change, even if only within your own mind.

Take a look at the site. And as for prayers...we fulfill our own prayers. But we have to believe there is a divine being doing it for us, because we don't like to have full responsibility. It makes us feel out of control, because we don't know what we're doing.

Noetics



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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In 2007 I had about had it with the job I was working. I was one foot out the door looking for any reason to leave. It was an auto claims job, and the stress level was enormous.

Anyway, I applied for an IT job in the same company, as the company was fine to work for... I prayed that I would get the job, and I did. Now, I know this does not seem like all too much evidence of God answering my prayers, but the next part convinced me that God had interacted with me.

I got a call from the hiring manager, and in our conversation he noted to me that he saw on my resume that I had some missionary work listed (Mexico and Puerto Rico). He said that he was a believer, and believed that all believers should help one another. Now, as odd as that sounds, I believed it was God telling me that he was watching out for me. It was just such a random thing to talk about, that I cannot think otherwise.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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If that belief was something he came up with on his own, then it was purely coincidence.

All of this prayer stuff is a matter of CHOSEN perspective. The more you choose to view it as coincidence (whether it is or isn't) the more you undermine your "faith", or your ability to believe in anything you are told to for the sake of happiness and salvation. Similar to what the government is doing, but they do it forcibly without any promise of salvation. And because of the crap they bull, it's pretty simple to disillusion people...but not easy to free them from the addiction.

Anyway, the church can't have you undermining your faith, so they continue to impress upon you the importance of believing EVERYTHING is god's doing...which, technically it is, but they don't know that. They're just saying it to keep you in their books.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by tyranny22Try being a bit more positive in your attitude. Do good. And believe me ... you'll get what you deserve.


Try telling that to the child born with cancer, who knows only suffering. Then tell it to her poor family.

There is no true justice in this world, I'm afraid, because there is no cosmic justice enforcer.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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Back in the '90's I was going through a downtrodden time, and also had some depression, which I usually never had most of my life, and one night I broke down, but right then I felt a very strong feeling that someone was right there with me, feeling my pain. So I spoke out the words "Lord?.... Lord?" And then suddenly was taken away in spirit form and found myself in a beautiful place like a really nice park.. The Lord was right there and speaking to me, and I was utterly astonished by it all..

Long story short, He told me a lot of good things, and said he would always be there very close by...

Much more was said, and maybe sometime I will write out the whole story and make a thread of it..

After this happened to me, I was totally disinfranchised with being a human being on earth, because being in that other place and feeling absolutely no bad thought, made me want to stay there forever, so being here felt wrong and unfriendly after being "back"...

It took me a couple months just to get back to normal and sort of reintegrate myself to living and feeling like a regular person again...

I felt like a small speck of unimportance, but knew even so, that for some reason, he cares 100% about every earthling..bad person and good person alike..

God has definitely answered every prayer for me, but I have not always seen the answers..



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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I dare say some people are praying and don't even realize it, where there is love or compassion or even saying I hope you recover, or I wish the best for you, or good luck, said with the true spirit of love, it is a prayer.


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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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In that case, the word "prayer" needs to be redefined in both religious and semantic senses.

I don't want to pray without my willing knowledge or consent. I am against "beseeching to thin air for guidance". It's unproductive and delusional...similar to talking to your broken tea cup in the hopes that it will suddenly say, "Right," and fix itself spontaneously.

A little unrealistic. Everything we do, is of our own cause, or of someone else's own cause that we stepped into without knowing or reacted to without knowing or despite or BECAUSE OF knowing.
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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by jazz10
Yes.
There is a change coming and soon. Certain people are trying to run along side what is written by orchestrating events to fool masses. There is i believe a scheme and its being played out now.
The thing is the people that we including me have been blaming may not be where the buck stops. We are all humans and someone somewhere is playing a very dangerous game indeed that involves countless lives of unsuspecting people.
Truth is divided into religions to preserve the truth.
We however are being fooled on a massive scale. Anti eastern propaganda is not against the people but rather trying to rid the earth of their part of truth. Leaving one piece. I am sorry if i am speaking in riddles here.

Imagine a pie chart.
Seperate that into the religions we have today. What have you got? The opposite of all eggs in one basket. On the flip side imagine there was only ever one religion, would we even be aware of God now if Hitler succeeded?

I have a lot to say and just wanted to share that small piece with you. I will be posting my thoughts on my blog unless asked to do so here.
911 was about shifting conciousness of the masses to change their view of middle eastern countries, particularly those that followed the other part of religion.
Religion itself isnt corrupt, its those that are trying to rule the world that is mocking God.

Alias? AKA?
Are you only known by one name?
Me, i am known as Lee,the name i was born with
Jazz10,my user name here on ATS
Dad, to my children,
Doba, to my friends
I am also son and brother. Yet we argue about whose name is right regarding God and argue over whose slice of truth is better.

Hopefully you will understand what i am getting at here.
All i know is that this year, Satan and his system of things will come to an end. It will be like someone turning the light on.
End of the world? No. Thats what they want you to think. They want you to believe the fear as its what they thrive off. They thrive off fear, fear is what gives them leverage. End of the world literally?NO.
I believe its "End of the world as we know it". No more wars, poverty, famine, illness, divisions. No more divisions through color, class, language and last but not least RELIGION.

I AM ALL RELIGIONS. I FOLLOW AND BELIEVE ALL RELIGIONS AND I BELIEVE THAT THE DAY ALL RELIGIONS PUT ASIDE THEIR DIFFERENCES AND COME TOGETHER AS ONE THE MASTERPIECE WILL BE ALL TO CLEAR. Until that day..........we need to learn that we are all as important as each other.


Forgot to add......You are the Church.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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Or thinking postiive thoughts, warm thoughts. And if we suddenly find a negative or diminutive thought occurring, then we should notice, be conscious, and be good shepherds of our own thoughts ,so that we can find the stray ones, and coax them back to the fold of good thoughts.

Positive talk or thought is prayer or has the power of miracles too. Its as if, everything is infinite fractals, but we're soul shards of our greater self in turn of a Greater Soul, to that Unification, or the Love connecting us all.

So any time we start to stay in the heart and get conscious and start to work through issues learning our lessons in troublesome situation and really strive to understand and love another even when its hard, we're polishing the soul orb up and alligning it to the God Soul we really a part of, and then that Greater Light and More Miracles can shine into the world.

We're all supposed to do this.

Example of good self talk:


Louise Hay - 101 Power Thoughts



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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In that case, the word "prayer" needs to be redefined in both religious and semantic senses.


My husband doesn't pray but when he hugs me I feel better.



Sometimes, nothing needs to be said, there is something about the human touch.

Every wonder when you hurt you touch the painful area, or if someone is in pain you instinctively might reach out to touch or hug them?
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