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Do you believe that Prayer helps?

BrianD3 2012/06/14 18:26:08
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  • Nish Stardust 2012/06/17 06:01:32
    Nish
    +1
    I see your reply today.so I wish You to happy Sunday buddy :)
  • BrianD3 Stardust 2012/06/18 11:16:56
    BrianD3
    +3
    While I appreciate the attention, what is the deal with hijacking my poll? How dare you presume to thank everyone for responding to my poll.
  • Stardust BrianD3 2012/06/18 12:01:08 (edited)
  • VintageLys 2012/06/15 04:40:09
    Yes
    VintageLys
    +4
    can't hurt
  • JohnT 2012/06/15 03:50:23
    Yes
    JohnT
    +4
    It makes me feel better and peaceful.
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/15 03:32:25
    Yes
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    It's been known to work miracles.
  • gvc 2012/06/15 02:30:12
    Yes
    gvc
    +5
    I know it helps!
  • Erok 2012/06/15 02:28:09
    Yes
    Erok
    +5
    Yes Indeed.......
  • being me 2012/06/15 02:07:36
    Yes
    being me
    +4
    And it doesn't matter who u pray to. I believe just the act keeps us grounded and humble.
  • Vitalani 2012/06/15 01:56:09
    Unsure
    Vitalani
    +1
    It can give the person doing it piece of mind. But it does not make any difference other than that.
  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2012/06/15 01:41:20
    Yes
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    +4
    Asboulety..........
  • Stardust jumpboo... 2012/06/16 14:32:05 (edited)
  • jumpboo... Stardust 2012/06/16 23:38:57
  • Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning 2012/06/15 01:39:25
    Yes
    Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning
    +6
    If you ask with the right attitude;-
    Hebrews 11:6 "And without faith it is impossible to please God ...
    And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe
    that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him".
  • Ol'Dave 2012/06/15 01:20:58 (edited)
    Yes
    Ol'Dave
    +4
    Weather you believe in GOD or not (I do), prayer changes your BRAIN FUNCTION and INCREASES YOUR LIFESPAN. (reduces STRESS due to your NOT HAVING TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS!)
  • Clay Sl... Ol'Dave 2012/06/15 14:09:03
    Clay Slayer
    +1
    You can accomplish the same thing with Yoga...
  • rockyjr5 2012/06/15 00:51:12
    Yes
    rockyjr5
    +3
    Apart of the reason why dreams comes true is by praying, believing, wishing, and Archiving, but I take the 1st letters of the 3 big main things that makes a dream come true those words are: WPA witch stands for wishing, praying, achieve.
  • Wolfman rockyjr5 2012/06/15 03:37:15
    Wolfman
    +2
    What we experience and see is an illusion. Time is an illusion. We see through the glass darkly. We control our illusion through wishing and praying. When we die we will get exactly what we expect.
  • lyle rockyjr5 2012/06/15 13:46:42
    lyle
    +2
    "if i can see it ...i can do it....if i just believe it there's nothing to it"
  • Stardust rockyjr5 2012/06/16 14:33:19 (edited)
  • rockyjr5 Stardust 2012/06/16 15:27:10
    rockyjr5
    +1
    Happy Saturday to you to.
  • carri byers 2012/06/15 00:43:06
    Yes
    carri byers
    +2
    Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that there is no God. Prayer would then be a useless waste of time, don't you think?

    And yet there is no segment of the population of man that does not accept that contemplation, self-evaluation, and relaxation are all beneficial to the human body. Since that is exactly what prayer is to the devout, it stands to reason it is good for us.

    It is the opportunity to assess the days activities, discuss them with a trusted source, evaluate and determine tomorrows actions and relax in the presence of one who loves unconditionally.

    According to a study by Dr. Anne McCaffrey of the Harvard Medical School, one-third of Americans use prayer to facilitate physical healing. Sixty-nine percent of the 2,000 people surveyed said prayer greatly improved their health.

    So, even if there is no God (which is an empty hypothesis as there certainly is), the benefits of praying to Him far outweighs any negative influence doing so could bring.
  • cupcakes 2012/06/15 00:38:16
    No
    cupcakes
    +2
    it only helps you in your mind
  • lyle cupcakes 2012/06/15 13:51:11
    lyle
    +2
    but everything we experience, we experience thru the mind
  • dlsofsetx 2012/06/15 00:36:23
    Yes
    dlsofsetx
    +4
    I don't know where I'd be without it.
  • JesusIsMyGod 2012/06/15 00:13:52
    Yes
    JesusIsMyGod
  • LuridLolita 2012/06/14 23:54:01
    No
    LuridLolita
    +1
    I suppose it depends on the person but from my observation I don't think that prayers can help. Who knows? I myself find a fair share of doubt in it and maybe I should have chosen unsure.
  • TuringsChild 2012/06/14 23:45:09
    Yes
    TuringsChild
    +4
    The universe is not the mechanistic device Newton believed in. Even quantum physics admits that intent can affect reality.
  • selena costa 2012/06/14 23:42:24
    Yes
    selena costa
    +2
    Idk anymore :( I hope he still listens to my prayers, but then again its been a awhile
  • Tony Cicarella 2012/06/14 23:37:59
    Yes
    Tony Cicarella
    +4
    Absolutely.
  • Fighting4U 2012/06/14 23:33:18
    Yes
    Fighting4U
    +2
    But God will not help you with anything that you can do for yourself.
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2012/06/14 23:28:36
    Yes
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +3
    It sure don't hurt.

    Like song goes the best prayers are unanswered prayers.
  • nofrills 2012/06/14 23:09:50
    Yes
    nofrills
    +5
    Absolutely and definitely..prayer is the only connection with the DIVINE and you don't need a computer nor internet..It is instantaneous reception and FREE...The power of prayer is awesome..try it..
  • TheCouchF*cker 2012/06/14 23:05:08
    No
    TheCouchF*cker
    +3
    Folding your hands, talking to yourself and hoping is the opposite of productive.
  • carri b... TheCouc... 2012/06/15 00:44:56
    carri byers
    +4
    That is why even secularist spend time doing just that and in doing so give themselves discernable physiological benefits. WHATEVER!!
  • TheCouc... carri b... 2012/06/15 01:01:14
    TheCouchF*cker
    +3
    First, a "secularist" is someone who supports the idea of "secularism", which is that the state and the church should remain separate. It's possible to be religious or believe in a deity and support secularism. The word you were looking for is "atheist". So congratulations on not only making an ad hominem remark to attempt refuting me without addressing the argument, but failing to do so.

    Second, when they do it, they call it what it is, instead of pretending there's some all-powerful imaginary friend listening who can resolve the situation if you ask nicely enough.
  • carri b... TheCouc... 2012/06/16 05:41:52
    carri byers
    +2
    I used the word secularist specifically because that is to whom I am speaking. I do not intend to narrow this accusation to only those egotistical enough to consider themselves their own God (atheists).

    Secularist are misguided in their belief that the church/state clause in the First Amendment means that no one may bring their religious convictions to bear when it comes to the political spectrum. This way of thinking is only possible for people who hold no core beliefs or who believe they - with their superior brilliance and elite intelligence - should determine for all of us which core beliefs CAN be applied and which cannot. That - BTW - is the definition of despotism.

    My religious faith defines who I am, it paints the scenery of my understanding, and it if very much a part of my political decision making. How dare you and all the rest of you liberal elites insist that you may apply your core values but mine are unwelcome!

    The Constitution was written by men who had just escaped a despotic church/state governance that was terribly oppressive. The First Amendment was written specifically to assure that no one belief system could ever be declare THE State Religion. That is clearly understood by anyone who reads it and knows a modicum of English/American history - and yet liberals have managed to twist its meaning completely ass-backward in order to throttle religious freedom and speech.

    You all are a piece of work!
  • Changeling 2012/06/14 22:45:05
    Yes
    Changeling
  • Shawna 2012/06/14 22:37:30
    No
    Shawna
    +1
    though it probably offers some form of comfort and helps in that way.
  • Janey 2012/06/14 22:33:21
    Unsure
    Janey
    +3
    I clicked yes for this one my computer is just slow and it went down but prayers change everything

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