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Do wishing and praying work?
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only if you believe in God. xx
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I personally think that wishing and praying do nothing alone without action.
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I dont really think, it works very well. If all you ever do is wish and pray then its not going to work.
Change finds those who put the work into it. If you work towards your goals you are more likely to obtain them.
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I really don't know. We can never know if it's just coincidence or an answered prayer.
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i do dat lol and 3/4 of the time it became true lol i want a ps3 i want a brother i want a good life i want to have good friends lol they all came true lol
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Wishes and prayers don't come true unless you first make them, obviously. Who can say how much it truly affects the outcome, but I'm sure there are cases where it would. Having wished to do well on a test might make you more likely to study, or at least focus during the test.
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"Do wishing and praying work?"

Nope.
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I prayed for a few things and they came true. But they were little things like getting my parents to let me have a hamster or any other type of convincing.
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No.
Proof by Contrapositive:
If it works then it could be demonstrated to others. However, it can't be reliably demonstrated to others. Therefore, the contrapositive of the initial statement tells us that It can't be demonstrated to others, so it doesn't work.

The only way to argue against this syllogism is to suggest that praying and wishing are actually demonstrable to others. However, most (if not all) of the scientific studies conducted on this subject, participants were not able to demonstrate that their prayers or wishes come true, so if one has any faith in the scientific community then one should conclude that it isn't demonstrable by average people and conclude that the argument above must be true.
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For me, it does. But then again, I rarely pray for something because the life has been kind up to this point.

If I remember correctly, we can either prove something or fail to prove it. We can't reject it. Oh well, what do I know!
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Nah. But it is good for morale.
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If wishing worked I would be better off so I guess no it does not
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It seems like most people think praying to God is about asking God for things. Prayer is really a lot more involved than just that. It's supposed to be a loving conversation between the creature and God, the creator. Prayer can involve asking for material/non-material things, but it really is a lot more than just a "God gimme this and I need you to do this for me" kinda thing. Jesus is the one that taught us how to pray 2000 years ago with The Our Father. And if you examine and study The Our Father, all the spiritual components are there that make it the most perfect prayer one can say.
Posted 1/14/13
Don't rely on that to solve your problems because most of the time, you are your own problem.

Posted 1/14/13

suikojay wrote:

It seems like most people think praying to God is about asking God for things. Prayer is really a lot more involved than just that. It's supposed to be a loving conversation between the creature and God, the creator. Prayer can involve asking for material/non-material things, but it really is a lot more than just a "God gimme this and I need you to do this for me" kinda thing. Jesus is the one that taught us how to pray 2000 years ago with The Our Father. And if you examine and study The Our Father, all the spiritual components are there that make it the most perfect prayer one can say.


I agree, I mean if I pray it's for protection or praying for someone other then myself.
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