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05.07.2010 – What Does Prayer Do? An Honest Question

In the wake of yesterday’s National Day of Prayer I got to thinking this morning. What do believers think that praying actually accomplishes? I don’t mean that to sound disrespectful. I honestly would like to know how you resolve that in your head. I mean, in the perspective that I was raised with God is perfect, unchanging, all-knowing, etc. Do you honestly think that your prayers are going to change his mind about anything? If so, how? And if not, why continue? I would love some feedback from believers and non-believers alike on this.

On a related note, A local news station posted the NDP topic on their Facebook fan page yesterday, and I’m just stupefied at some of the comments (bad grammar included):

the left wing federal judge should be removed from the bench.Why are we giving up our rights.

How can praying be unconstitutional? And I agree – we all should pray every day!

Why is it that all other forms of religion are considered acceptable but to be a Christian is to be and acknowledge our beliefs seems to be the ultimate taboo?

that federal judge needs to wake-up! where does he turn in his darkest time? bet he prays!

So, yeah, I couldn’t help myself and responded:

so many comments here just make me *facepalm*. the judge in NO WAY determined that you are not allowed to pray. Only that the government cannot ENDORSE a national day of prayer. the judgement did NOTHING to change your freedom to do so or NOT do so. And that’s the way it SHOULD be. If you want to pray…you pray. If you don’t…you don’t have to. It can be a national day of prayer if the churches or other organization want to promote it, but the government needs to stay neutral. Any who think that’s NOT the way it should be are asking for us to live in a theocracy. Think for a few minutes about what that really means. A free country needs to be free for ALL. Not just the majority.

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  1. May 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    *shakes head* SOFA KING silly comments…..people so tend to read what suits THEM when THEY want it. (Much like the recent AZ crap). Really pisses me off….Im convinced that organized religion sucks the brain cells right outta ya.

    As Im typing this, I see that under your post it says “Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)
    ~ Obama blows off National Day of Prayer

    Ohhhh, here we go. The Great Anti-Jesus, Muslin terrorist who was elected our President is *GASP!!!!!!!!* AGAINST PRAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT PROVES that he wasnt born in this country and that he is SATANIC! Get in your shelters, children!!! Here comes the apocalypse!!!

    Give me a freakin’ break. *rolls eyes*

    Common sense is NOT common at ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. justme
    June 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    LOl yes!! The christians will say out one side of their mouths he is the antichrist and out of the other that he can not bring people togather…lmao that one really strikes me as funny cause we all *know (eyeroll) the antichrist will be soooooooo magnanamous and bring so many togather peacefully that everyone will love him except for the “select few”…

    arrgh!!! banging head against wall

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