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Тhе Dеmеаning оf Рrауеr

09 Feb

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10 responses to “Тhе Dеmеаning оf Рrауеr

  1. Carnivore

    February 9, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Virtue signalling.

     
  2. infowarrior1

    February 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Prayer is also demeaned when its used as an excuse for idleness. Like instead of studying praying so that you can pass without any hard work whatsoever.

    Abuse of prayer is like treating God as a chauffeur.

     
    • Will S.

      February 10, 2018 at 12:24 am

      Indeed, and in olden days, people frowned upon the hyper-‘spiritual’ types who were late getting going out in their fields because they were wallowing in prayer for too long, wasting time. There is a difference between earnest, true prayer and prayer that’s just for show, and an excuse to waste time…

      Like your analogy; that is spot-on. I also like the analogy some have used, as treating God like a vending machine; prayer request in, outcome out, expecting God to work that way. Nope. Not right.

       
      • infowarrior1

        February 10, 2018 at 2:11 am

        Its a true story I heard from one of my relatives. That the one of the called “Christians” actually did do such a thing telling her daughter to pray to god to pass the test instead of actually studying.

         
      • Will S.

        February 11, 2018 at 5:26 am

        Wow. Crazy.

         
  3. feeriker

    February 10, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Prayer has degenerated into either a ritual for show or a rote recital without try feeling.

    One of my biggest frustrations is churches that treat weekly prayer services like dress rehearsals for Sunday morning, complete with song, bible reading, and offerings (yes, OFFERINGS!), with prayer is kind of an afterthought. There’s nothing wrong with any of these things per se, but a prayer service is supposed to focus on prayer and prayer alone. Specifically prayers by individuals present for specific needs that they or loved ones or friends have, prayers that those in attendance join in with to raise to the Lord.

    So much of the focus is so terribly lost and misdirected today.

     
    • Will S.

      February 10, 2018 at 1:13 am

      Alas…

      Talk about missing the point; sheesh!

       

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