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Can Our Prayers Be Bad

Is there any time or condition in which our prayers are an abomination to the Lord?

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Does whatever you are praying for glorify God?
---Steveng on 9/14/07


I think it depends on what you are praying for. If you're praying for God to get even with someone for you, something that goes against the bible. Depending where your heart is.
---Norma7374 on 9/14/07


No. As one who has sincerely acknowledged His salvation and Lordship, definitely not. As His righteous ones we are instructed to pray without ceasing, giving ourselves always to prayer and to the ministry of the word. Being careful or anxious for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, making our request known unto Him. Personally I think it would be an abomination to Him if we were tentative or apprehensive in prayer,or worst, did not pray.
---joseph on 9/14/07


Yes, especially if they are selfish, and if you are praying to God with unconfessed sin in your life as well. When we pray to God, if there is any known sin that we are aware of we should confess and repent before we even aproach the throne of God. And I think you should praise the most High God, not only for answered prayer and blessings, but for who He is. If we truly love God, we cannot live without Him, and I think that this should be expressed to Him in our prayers.
---Cynthia on 9/11/07


Ask the mormons and the SDA both their prophets said all the prayers of the christian churches were an abomination.

No I don't think our prayers are an abomination. I think God chastices us when our hearts are off course. He already knows our thoughts so if we speak them to him I think He instructs us - if we speak them hurtfully that act can be abomidable.
---Andrea on 9/8/07




These type prayers are called soulish prayers. I think. They are prayed in anger, retaliation and are usually of a selfish origin. This is why Holy Spirit intercedes for us. We don't always pray aright and as we should.We pray the way we are: selfish and for gain. The prayer go through the Holy Spirit then to the Father. Holy Spirit is kind of a filter, so to speak. Read Romans chapter 8.
---Robyn on 9/7/07


It is possible to pray vain and evil things:
For example "I hope Mary's husband gets hit by a truck so I can ask her to marry me"
or "I hope Joe gets fired so I can get his job"

This was recognized even by the Jews: the Talmud states that a prayer such as "I hope that fire siren isn't for my house" is sinful because, by deflecting evil, it's dumping it on somebody else, i.e. "I hope that fire siren is for somebody else's house"

[Formerly Mark]
---StrongAxe on 9/6/07


I assume when you say "our prayers" you mean Christians prayers? Yes, there is a time and a condition in which our prayers are an abomination to the Lord...when we are in sin. When we are comitting acts of sin on a continual basis.
---Donna on 9/6/07


The prayers of the unrighteous are an abomination to God.The sin offerings of Sodom and Gomrrah became an "abomination" to God and He "hated" their "prayers" due to their unrepentent immorality(Isa1:13-15)In Pro,28:9,he that turneth his ear from the law,even his prayer shall be an abomination to the Lord. The new covenant laws that Jesus left were to Love God and others. If there is lack of these,God will not here your prayer. If one remains unrepentent, prayer is abominable.
---jody_martin on 9/6/07


The prayers of the unrighteous are an abomination to God.The sin offerings of Sodom and Gomrrah became an "abomination" to God and He "hated" their "prayers" due to their unrepentent immorality(Isa1:13-15)In Pro,28:9,he that turneth his ear from the law,even his prayer shall be an abomination to the Lord. The new covenant laws that Jesus left were to Love God and others. If there is lack of these,God will not here your prayer. If one remains unrepentent, prayer is abominable.
---jody_martin on 9/6/07




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