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Do You Still Pray Sometimes?


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Nope

 

If you need to pray, talk to yourself, at least you know you are real. :grin:

 

Why not start a dear god blog, if he exists he should respond.

 

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yes i definitly relate. When I was christian i prayed compulsively so any time im panicked i find myself automatically doing it. I used to pray as a way to comfort myself. It seems strange to me in retrospect. I mean i would say the lords pray and do the sign of the cross to myself several times in a row. Not praying has caused me to actually deal with my problems instead of "praying them away" . Praying was a mode of suppression for me. I think one bad thing about prayer is that it sort of teaches you that you cant do anything on your own and that you are weak. When i prayed i said a lot of things like "I am nothing lord please help me i need you". i think this was actually unhealthy in the long run. Stopping prayer has made a drastic change in my thoughts. Overall its a good thing becuase i feel really empowered, but again it does cause me some anxiety because i used to be so dependent on it. much like a junkie who misses their heroine.

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For a number of years, yes. It was a habit I'd gotten into just talking to God during the day and thinking "Oh lord this" and "OH lord that." I had to get out of the habit, but habits are hard to break, aren't they? It helped by exchanging another name with "Lord" or "God" or "Jesus." The only time I find myself praying now (and still out of habit) is when something is really bothering me. But then I have to remind myself that prayer is futile and that I don't even believe in the God I'm praying too, so what's the point?

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