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    26 Apr '12 09:20
    I was watching 'survivor' the other day and one of the competitors was praying before each attempt in a competition. When her team was leading, she made a comment to the effect that God was clearly helping her and her team (she called herself a 'prayer warrior'😉. Yet they lost the challenge in the end.
    I am fairly sure however that she didn't then say 'God wanted us to loose', or 'God failed me'. She probably just forgot all about it.

    How many posters here behave similarly ie believe that praying helps them and thank God when they succeed and attribute all success to God, but ignore it when it fails?
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    26 Apr '12 10:45
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I was watching 'survivor' the other day and one of the competitors was praying before each attempt in a competition. When her team was leading, she made a comment to the effect that God was clearly helping her and her team (she called herself a 'prayer warrior'😉. Yet they lost the challenge in the end.
    I am fairly sure however that she didn't then say 'G ...[text shortened]... nk God when they succeed and attribute all success to God, but ignore it when it fails?
    God has more improtant things to concern Himself with than our games,
    but if it makes her happy to think God is helping her, what is the harm?
    But certainly it is not right to blame God, if they don't do their part in
    making the competion a success.
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    26 Apr '12 11:19
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    God has more improtant things to concern Himself with than our games,
    but if it makes her happy to think God is helping her, what is the harm?
    But certainly it is not right to blame God, if they don't do their part in
    making the competion a success.
    http://whatstheharm.net/
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    26 Apr '12 11:43
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    God has more improtant things to concern Himself with than our games,
    but if it makes her happy to think God is helping her, what is the harm?
    But certainly it is not right to blame God, if they don't do their part in
    making the competion a success.
    does god answer any prayers?
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    26 Apr '12 11:45
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    does god answer any prayers?
    Well people have been known to prey that they find their lost keys... and then find them...
    does that count?


    Otherwise no.
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    26 Apr '12 20:27
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    does god answer any prayers?
    Sometimes. But don't count on it. It is best for you to try to answer your
    own prayers and if you try hard enough I think you may get help if it is
    God's will.
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    26 Apr '12 20:47
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    God has more improtant things to concern Himself with than our games,
    but if it makes her happy to think God is helping her, what is the harm?
    But certainly it is not right to blame God, if they don't do their part in
    making the competion a success.
    ???...how do you know what God is concerned with? Do you think he is concerned with children going hungry at night?....or concerned with Strong brutes slaying innocents?
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    26 Apr '12 20:58
    Originally posted by pete3246
    ???...how do you know what God is concerned with? Do you think he is concerned with children going hungry at night?....or concerned with Strong brutes slaying innocents?
    Read the Holy Bible and pray for answers. HalleluYah !!! 😏
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    26 Apr '12 21:03
    guess you don't... shrugs
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    26 Apr '12 23:30
    Originally posted by pete3246
    ???...how do you know what God is concerned with? Do you think he is concerned with children going hungry at night?....or concerned with Strong brutes slaying innocents?
    It sounds like you can relate to this answer, Pete:

    YouTube

    Only two minutes from your life.

    (Randy Newman's "He Gives us All his love".)

    Reverse the irony and it is an answer that can fit any occasion, including Tebowing.
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    27 Apr '12 00:24
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    does god answer any prayers?
    god answers as many prayers on average as the flying spaghetti monster and the tooth fairy.
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    27 Apr '12 03:29
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    does god answer any prayers?
    Jesus gave us the "model prayer" and in it he tells what we should pray for. So if something does not fall into those catagories that Jesus spoke of, it may not be answered.

    A sporting game would no doubt not fall into these catagories.


    A few scriptures that show what one should be praying for:

    Jesus said to pray for his fathers name "Jehovah" to be santified, not Jesus's. Luke 11:2

    Jesus said to pray thru him in order for his father Jehovah to listen. John 14: 6,14.

    Our prayers have to be in accord with Jehovah's will, not ours. 1 John 5:14

    We have to be observing his commands in order for Jehovah to listen. 1 John 3:22 & 1 Pet 3:12.


    A couple scriptures say what not to pray for or how to pray.

    Do not repeat the same things over and over. Matt 6:7 ( A catholic tradition )

    Make your prayers in private. Matt 6:5

    One must obey Jehovah's laws. Prov 28:9 & Micah 3:4 & James 4:3.
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    27 Apr '12 06:481 edit
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Jesus gave us the "model prayer" and in it he tells what we should pray for. So if something does not fall into those catagories that Jesus spoke of, it may not be answered.

    A sporting game would no doubt not fall into these catagories.


    A few scriptures that show what one should be praying for:

    Jesus said to pray for his fathers name "Jehova n private. Matt 6:5

    One must obey Jehovah's laws. Prov 28:9 & Micah 3:4 & James 4:3.
    Jesus (Yahshua) said to pray that the name of the Father in heaven be
    honored and made holy, however, He said nothing about the name Jehovah.
    Jesus said to pray in MY name. (John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-24)
    Jesus said, "I have come in My Father’s name" (John 5:43 NKJV)

    Jesus also said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name
    of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe
    all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to
    the end of the age.”
    (Mathew 28:18-20 NKJV)

    What name do the disciples baptize in? Jesus (Yahshua) For examples see
    Acts 8:16; 10:48; and 19:5 And Peter said, "Nor is there salvation in any
    other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which
    we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NKJV)

    Paul says that Jesus has "the name which is above every name" in
    (Philippians 2:9) "to the glory of God the Father."

    HalleluYAH !!!
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    27 Apr '12 08:21
    Originally posted by galveston75
    Jesus said to pray for his fathers name "Jehovah" to be santified, not Jesus's. Luke 11:2
    Lets get this straight:
    God is asking us, to ask God, to make sure that we sanctify his name?
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    27 Apr '12 09:44
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I was watching 'survivor' the other day and one of the competitors was praying before each attempt in a competition. When her team was leading, she made a comment to the effect that God was clearly helping her and her team (she called herself a 'prayer warrior'😉. Yet they lost the challenge in the end.
    I am fairly sure however that she didn't then say 'G ...[text shortened]... nk God when they succeed and attribute all success to God, but ignore it when it fails?
    "..,but ignore it when it fails?"

    Is God lacking anything? Does God need to answer all my prayers to my satisfaction? Is God a wishing well?

    God's will for my life is perfect. I pray(talk)to God in conjunction with His Word to learn what His will for my life is.
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