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Do wishing and praying work?
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its wishful thinking LOL (hint) wishful thinking. Well its nice to wish its amazingly grate and hopeful to pray. Them coming true could be chance and luck. Yet praying can come true I try to believe in them things pray to god, and wish on a star wish and preying go hand and hand for if you wish god might make it come true. my faith a broken for unnamed reasons, unnamed things and unnamed beings of scum of the darkness on earth (people). hope to get it back for wishes and preying to come true. As it did in the past.
Posted 12/31/12

mhibicke wrote:

Wishing and praying work about as well as pulling out does. Believing something doesn't make it a fact.


Well put shit i pulled out and then wished and prayed and still had a kid

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xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:


mhibicke wrote:

Wishing and praying work about as well as pulling out does. Believing something doesn't make it a fact.


Well put shit i pulled out and then wished and prayed and still had a kid



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Ha ha prayer as a form of birth control - so effective!
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Depends on who you pray to. If you pray to, say, Joe Pesce, and he's in a giving mood... it might just happen.
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Wishing and praying work to increase mental stability, belief in oneself works to increase results.
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heyitsthatguy wrote:

Jk but seriously I believe praying for something is lazy if that is all you are relying on for something to happen. You are the only thing that can really have an impact on your life.


Not necessarily, there are some things in life that are beyond our control. You'll find out as you get older.
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visualization and wanting equating to doing works
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I was taught that just because you wish/pray for something, doesn't mean you're gonna get it. God ain't a magic djinn waiting to grant your every wish. What would it be like if the people who wished evil on you got their wish? God gives you what He wants you to have or thinks you need. If it's the same as what you prayed for, then that's nice. If not, then...... Anyway, that's what I was taught.
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Sometimes you think you want something, then you wish/pray for it. Sometimes you get your wish. Sometimes when you get your wish, it's not as great as you thought it would be, or worse.

Be careful what you wish for.
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netdisorder wrote:

There was a test on praying done using 300 terminal cancer patients. 600 people were told to pray for the 300 cancer patients. 300 would pray for 150 patients, and 300 for the other 150. 150 (1/2) of the cancer patients were told that they were being prayed for.

When the results came in, it showed that the 150 cancer patients who weren't prayed for actually fared better than the 150 who were prayed for. The 150 who were prayed for said that they felt more pressure and stress than usual knowing that other people were thinking about them, while not wanting to let down the people who prayed.

I'm not saying that it never works. But that it didn't for these terminally ill cancer patients. Perhaps it's because it was a test. But still, the prayers had to have still been genuine, coming from regular church attendees and priests.


Didn't they technically break a biblical rule by doing that? (Matt. 4:7)
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Tekrelious wrote:

Prayer? Yes.

Remember during the 1998 olympics the entire nation of Japan prayed for snow? It worked. When people gather together to pray for a united cause God listens. He won't always give us what we want but a united people, praying for something important to them will be answered.


How about all the soldiers who are prayed for, yet still get killed overseas. I don't think prayers stop bullets, mortars, Rpg's, hand grenades, missiles, or nukes.

I also don't think that prayer gives food to the hungry. If it did, there wouldn't be 3 African children dying every single second around the clock.

I prayed for my mother when she was dying of pancreatic cancer. If anything, the results would have me believe that I only did harm. Only after she died did I learn that pancreatic cancer is the most agonizingly painful type of cancer. She died after screaming for hours, and because of it I had to hold my hands over my ears while trying to calm her. She wouldn't even look at me in her final moments.

I don't pray anymore.
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Posted 1/1/13

PhyongHwa wrote:


netdisorder wrote:

There was a test on praying done using 300 terminal cancer patients. 600 people were told to pray for the 300 cancer patients. 300 would pray for 150 patients, and 300 for the other 150. 150 (1/2) of the cancer patients were told that they were being prayed for.

When the results came in, it showed that the 150 cancer patients who weren't prayed for actually fared better than the 150 who were prayed for. The 150 who were prayed for said that they felt more pressure and stress than usual knowing that other people were thinking about them, while not wanting to let down the people who prayed.

I'm not saying that it never works. But that it didn't for these terminally ill cancer patients. Perhaps it's because it was a test. But still, the prayers had to have still been genuine, coming from regular church attendees and priests.


Didn't they technically break a biblical rule by doing that? (Matt. 4:7)


Seems like a convenient way of keeping people from trying to find any proof of Gods existence. It's basically saying "If you can't observe God, then don't bother trying because you should just focus on believing instead of using your natural ability to question and attempt to comprehend in order to observe something".

Why would God make us curious, intellectual, and give us the ability to search for truth to the meaning of our existence, if he doesn't want us to find his miracles?
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I'm not religious but I think that if you pray for something it won't happen by itself but it might give you the motivation to make it happen, so yes it could work. Personally I don't do it.
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Well, there is one person in my life, and four others who are alive (who are in my life) because of prayer. My life's never been easy, but I am blessed nevertheless.
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