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Do wishing and praying work?
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I meditate,it strengthens alot of my soul & builds focus & discipline. Praying I guess it depends how strong your Aura,Chi etc is. Wishing is Disney Channel Gobbley goop.
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I'd say if you like to pray then pray. If you want to wish then wish, just make sure to come back to reality.
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It does not work it is just your imagination.It gives u a false strength and hope. There maybe times when you think it worked but it was inevitable. No matter if you prayed or wished it was going to happen.


Primitive man found himself in a dangerous and hostile world, the fear of wild animals, of not being able to find enough food, of injury or disease, and of natural phenomena like thunder, lightning and volcanoes was constantly with him. Finding no security, he created the idea of gods in order to give him comfort in good times, courage in times of danger and consolation when things went wrong. To this day, you will notice that people become more religious at times of crises, you will hear them say that the belief in a god or gods gives them the strength they need to deal with life. You will hear them explain that they believe in a particular god because they prayed in time of need and their prayer was answered. All this seems to support the Buddha’s teaching that the god-idea is a response to fear and frustration. The Buddha taught us to try to understand our fears, to lessen our desires and to calmly and courageously accept the things we cannot change. He replaced fear, not with irrational belief but with rational understanding..



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joshrl wrote:

It does not work it is just your imagination.It gives u a false strength and hope. There maybe times when you think it worked but it was inevitable. No matter if you prayed or wished it was going to happen.





false strength and hope is still strength and hope...and it probably wouldn't have happened otherwise. The power of imagination is really strong. No one can tell what is real or not.

Personally I don't pray or wish for things but I meditate sometimes, clearing my head helps me sleep. If I believed in something, I'd pray for sure it looks like a good way to keep track of goals, values and to think about what we really like. Also I don't think a prayer needs to imply a god, you can just pray to wish health to a sick friend or family member or think about your problems as if you were sharing them.


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At minimum wishing or prayer give you mental comfort in your decisions, but prayer goes along the lines of religion, which is a personal choice:
Personally I feel that prayer works, but I can understand someone who doesn't, since the answer isn't necessarily evident immediately. Again, it comes down to religion, and as much as someone believes in a religion (or not) you're not going to evangelize people over a debate like this. Religion is something a person needs to come to terms with themselves, after all.

So putting personal beliefs aside, for the benefit of mental security and peace, I'd go with yes.
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Prayers work. What I ask for in prayer, I receive. Although it takes time.
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Of course prayers work, else this would not have happened.

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I guess for some things it'll work.

I've been wishing and praying to get 3 inches taller for at least 3 years now, but alas -- forever short.
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God wants something in return, so it normally works if you have good karma.
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the only thing that matters is your faith. just put effort into whatever you want, you might not even get it but at least you tried. you cant just hope for things to happen your way
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