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Does it Help When We Pray it Forward?

Harriet M Welch 2012/09/24 15:56:25
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  • Psykhê 2012/09/24 17:35:06 (edited)
    Yes.
    Psykhê
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    Yes, of course. It helps the religious friend of a person in crisis to feel as though they've played an active role in resolving a problem that is either too big or too inconvenient to fix.

    There ain't nothing wrong with sending good vibes but delusions are always preferable.

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  • Kitty 2012/09/29 18:18:00
    I don't know.
    Kitty
    +1
    Depends on what you pray for I think. Ultimately, the Powers That Be have something in mind and all the praying you or anyone else does won't change that. So - has prayer helped? I really don't know. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes no - but it never hurts to ask. What it does is give hope to the recipient of the prayer and to the one who is praying it forward.
  • Harriet... Kitty 2012/09/29 21:35:39
    Harriet M Welch
    +1
    Thank you for a lovely, lovely answer.
  • schjaz 2012/09/26 15:01:23
    Yes.
    schjaz
    +1
    Our intentions are great.
  • Harriet... schjaz 2012/09/26 15:51:00
  • cookiemonster 2012/09/26 00:41:59
    Amen.
    cookiemonster
    +2
    That's the way
  • Harriet... cookiem... 2012/09/26 01:16:55
  • cookiem... Harriet... 2012/09/26 02:39:23
  • heirsoftheking 2012/09/25 11:49:28 (edited)
    Yes.
    heirsoftheking
    +1
    Prayer combined with "faith in God" has done many things in my life. 6 healings, getting married and getting kids, getting jobs, getting my book published, getting the car I drive (which will be 24 yrs old next month), and even removing 6 wicked politicians from office. What kind of miracles will be next?
  • Harriet... heirsof... 2012/09/25 12:46:10
  • stevmackey 2012/09/25 10:11:54
    Yes.
    stevmackey
    +1
    I has worked for me many times.
  • Harriet... stevmackey 2012/09/25 12:46:51 (edited)
  • Pyro-82 2012/09/25 06:30:53 (edited)
    Yes.
    Pyro-82
    Sometimes, but it can be touch and go.
    I do not practice it much, but some of my friends that do get some strange, but helpful, results.
  • Harriet... Pyro-82 2012/09/25 12:48:58 (edited)
  • kitkat42 2012/09/25 01:02:07
    I don't know.
    kitkat42
    +1
    Don't know, but I hope it does.
  • Harriet... kitkat42 2012/09/25 01:22:27
  • evangelism_vision 2012/09/25 00:43:37
    Yes.
    evangelism_vision
    +1
    Don't know about the forward part but i start my day with Prayer, and I like to sit down and read the bible.
    Prayer is powerful but it's important to be in a right relationship with God to have effective prayer in our life.

    Power Of Prayer - How powerful is it?

    The power of prayer should not be underestimated. James 5:16-18 declares, "…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops." God most definitely listens to prayers, answers prayers, and moves in response to prayers.

    Jesus taught, "…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you" (Matthew 17:20). 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 tells us, "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." The Bible urges us, "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with ...









    Don't know about the forward part but i start my day with Prayer, and I like to sit down and read the bible.
    Prayer is powerful but it's important to be in a right relationship with God to have effective prayer in our life.

    Power Of Prayer - How powerful is it?

    The power of prayer should not be underestimated. James 5:16-18 declares, "…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops." God most definitely listens to prayers, answers prayers, and moves in response to prayers.

    Jesus taught, "…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you" (Matthew 17:20). 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 tells us, "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." The Bible urges us, "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).

    Power Of Prayer - How do I tap into it?
    The power of prayer is not the result of the person praying. Rather, the power resides in the God who is being prayed to. 1 John 5:14-15 tells us, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him." No matter the person praying, the passion behind the prayer, or the purpose of the prayer - God answers prayers that are in agreement with His will. His answers are not always yes, but are always in our best interest. When our desires line up with His will, we will come to understand that in time. When we pray passionately and purposefully, according to God's will, God responds powerfully!

    We cannot access powerful prayer by using "magic formulas." Our prayers being answered is not based on the eloquence of our prayers. We don't have to use certain words or phrases to get God to answer our prayers. In fact, Jesus rebukes those who pray using repetitions, "And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him" (Matthew 6:7-8). Prayer is communicating with God. All you have to do is ask God for His help. Psalm 107:28-30 reminds us, "Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven." There is power in prayer!

    Power Of Prayer - For what kind of things should I pray?
    God's help through the power of prayer is available for all kinds of requests and issues. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." If you need an example of a prayer, read Matthew 6:9-13. These verses are known as the Lord's prayer. The Lord's prayer is not a prayer we are supposed to memorize and simply recite to God. It is only an example of how to pray and the things that should go into a prayer - worship, trust in God, requests, confession, protection, etc. Pray for these kinds of things, but speak to God using your own words.

    The Word of God is full of accounts describing the power of prayer in various situations. The power of prayer has overcome enemies (Psalm 6:9-10), conquered death (2 Kings 4:3-36), brought healing (James 5:14-15), and defeated demons (Mark 9:29). God, through prayer, opens eyes, changes hearts, heals wounds, and grants wisdom (James 1:5). The power of prayer should never be underestimated because it draws on the glory and might of the infinitely powerful God of the universe! Daniel 4:35 proclaims, "All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: 'What have you done
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  • Harriet... evangel... 2012/09/25 01:23:07
  • evangel... Harriet... 2012/09/25 01:26:48
    evangelism_vision
    +1
    A Man!
  • evangel... evangel... 2012/09/25 01:29:34 (edited)
    evangelism_vision
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  • Psycho-Is-Near-MMFWCL 2012/09/24 20:29:02
    Yes.
    Psycho-Is-Near-MMFWCL
    +2
    I'm a Christian, and it always helps for my ass to pray... Lord knows I need as much prayer, as I can get.
  • Harriet... Psycho-... 2012/09/24 22:41:15
  • Red 2012/09/24 19:03:33
  • Harriet... Red 2012/09/24 22:40:49
  • Psykhê 2012/09/24 17:35:06 (edited)
    Yes.
    Psykhê
    +3
    Yes, of course. It helps the religious friend of a person in crisis to feel as though they've played an active role in resolving a problem that is either too big or too inconvenient to fix.

    There ain't nothing wrong with sending good vibes but delusions are always preferable.
  • Harriet... Psykhê 2012/09/24 22:40:02
  • Kurt 2012/09/24 16:51:37
    I don't know.
    Kurt
    +1
    Never worked ever in my life, but doesn't mean it other people don't need to pray to help them live their lives
  • Harriet... Kurt 2012/09/24 22:39:39
  • Lizzy 2012/09/24 16:45:02
    I don't know.
    Lizzy
    I`ve never heard of praying it forward, pray what forward. This does`nt make sense to me.
  • Harriet... Lizzy 2012/09/24 22:39:08
  • Missile 2012/09/24 16:40:32
    I don't know.
    Missile
    +2
    I don't think it would hurt, but tomorrow is promised to no-one, but I have prayed for things coming up to.
  • Harriet... Missile 2012/09/24 22:37:56
  • Gone Away 2012/09/24 16:39:23
    Yes.
    Gone Away
    +3
    Combined energy focused towards GOOD, is always helpful!
  • Harriet... Gone Away 2012/09/24 22:38:34
  • Sister Jean 2012/09/24 16:34:50
    Yes.
    Sister Jean
  • Harriet... Sister ... 2012/09/24 22:37:07
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/09/24 16:28:59
    I don't know.
    Prime Time Lime
    I think you mean pay it forward like the the movie about someone paying it forward,in which they actually do something to help another out thus they gain karmically and others do as well.
  • Harriet... Prime T... 2012/09/24 22:34:20
  • ~Here Comes The Sun~ 2012/09/24 16:27:25
    I don't know.
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    No-one will hear you anyway......
  • Harriet... ~Here C... 2012/09/24 22:35:40
  • Kezzi Morris 2012/09/24 16:25:33
    Yes.
    Kezzi Morris

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