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Is a Christian free to pray about any subject?

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 ---mima on 9/27/10
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The only thing that the word of God tells us to not pray about is..to not pray amiss.
---judy6696 on 11/8/10


Athiest, God does not show His existence to you by prayer, He shows it through His attributes, creation and power, and you don't believe even though God has shown Himself to you.
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor even thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened, (and hear this) Professing to be wise, they became fools"
God displays Himself by His attributes and creation and eternal power He has shown you already, yet you do not believe.
---MarkV. on 10/4/10


mi ma, I heard this from a very anointed man of God.

He said you can pray about anything, but if you don't have the word from God to pray about such a matter, it may not come to pass.

Example: When my mother got her disease in 2002, I asked Father God, Lord, should I pray and ask you to take her home? or should I pray and ask you to heal her? The Lord began to give me scriptures on healing. So I spoke them over her every day for 2 years and she eventually got healed.

What if the Lord hand't given me those scriptures on healing and asked what if I didn't ask him HOW should I pray? Don't you think everyone should ask HOW Lord, should I pray? What Should I pray for Lord?
---Donna5535 on 10/4/10


Augie God always answers prayer ... the problem is with us who pray, it's not always the answer we want. God answers prayers in 3 ways ... "Yes", "No" or "wait". The hardest is to wait. The comforting factor is that God see's the "big picture" and knows what best for us. It could be a person isn't a Christian in the first place and pray's as if God is a Santa Claus to just give him/her what they want. In the meantime, you need to find out what caused the divorce. (It's very seldom a third person.) You need to find a licensed, Christian marriage counsler, and go yourself if your ex-spouse won't go.
---wivv on 9/29/10


Praying is talking with Jesus, and he knows what subject we are thinking and going to pray before we pray for he is God, so yes, nothing is hidden from him and all subjects are known to him.
---Eloy on 9/29/10




Yes, as Christian we are free to pray about the things in our lives that's bringing us pain and distress. Rejoice in the Lord always.... Let your gentleness be evident to all.... In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
---Kimbe7395 on 9/29/10


atheist, it's not your prayers. it is a fulfillment of the scriptures:

2Pe 3:16 ...There are some things in them [Paul's writings] that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

My question to you: are you also going to continue in the increasingly dumb questions?

2Pe 3:17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.
2Pe 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
---aka on 9/28/10


Not only is a Christian free to pray about any subject, they should pray about every subject, regardless of rather a Christian thinks it's important or not. Read I Thess. 5:17
---wivv on 9/28/10


I'm divorced and have attended some "divorce recovery" seminars. Most of the attendees seems to believe that if we just PRAY, then GOD will eventually answer our prayers. We're waiting and expecting results.

For me, it would be to be reconciled to my ex-wife.

For others, it is a new spouse.

However, I think that most of us know that what we "want", and what GOD "provides", can often be two different things.

What do you think about our prayer requests? Are they realistic?
---Augie on 9/28/10


Not only is a Christian free to pray about any subject, they should pray about every subject, regardless of rather a Christian thinks it's important or not. Read I Thess. 5:17
---wivv on 9/28/10


Atheist ... Welcome back! But you've changed.

A few months ago, you presented your views and beliefs (or non-beliefs!) in a reasoned and reasonable manner. You put forward arguments and challenges. Those made many of us think, and this perhaps clarified and strengthened our own beliefs. There were others who appeared afraid to think about what you said, and could only reply by using ridicule ... but hopefully they too did think and grew as a result.

Now however, you are using that same tactic ... just ridiculing. That is a change from your usual courtesy.
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/28/10




I pray that Christians will write dumber and dumber questions and answers---and somehow every week they do.

So if my prayers work, is that proof of God?

And why would God find such an odd way to communicate his existence to me?
---atheist on 9/28/10

I know that I probably SHOULDN'T -- but I AM -- Laughing Out Loud (LOL).

I have to agree that some questions get more stupid by the moment. Some of the answers should be obvious. If they are to an atheist, then they should also be to Christians.

I would think that GOD is not very pleased that his followers converse, and argue, like little children.

Sorry if this blog posting is offensive to anyone. I'm laughing uncontrollably as I type away!
---Sag on 9/28/10


Atheist, look at the world you live in and know there is a God. Anyone who thinks humans, seas, rocks and etc evolved denies God. I will pray that you will be saved and soon.
---shira3877 on 9/28/10


It says, "Test all things, hold fast what is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21) This would mean to find out what *God* wants that is good. So, in "all things", I would say, we need to be in prayer communicating with God, to test what is the good that He wants in every situation.

And this would include testing to see where our *attention* belongs. So, we need to test for what God wants our prayer to be about.

It's like if you are in a special relationship with someone. Your relating will effect where your attention goes (c:
---Bill_bila5659 on 9/28/10


You may talk to God about anything! be sure to always listen to Him. Ask Him questions, advice, His counseling, His protection, His courage, His wisdom, His knowledge, and His words. Love Him. He certainly paid a heavy price for You. Respect Him and all His ways. Get to know Him. Get to know His ways. Not as simple as you might think. Have a happy life. Make Satan unhappy. Make God happy, and you will be bless, and heaven is yours.....Hallelujah, Thank You Jesus+
---catherine on 9/28/10


Keep a thankful prayer always in your heart. Give God the glory and praise for everything you have. I would never ask God for "things" but do pray for my family and ask God to watch over them. God has supplied "things" I need and lots of things I don't need.
---shira3877 on 9/28/10


\\Take Jimmy Swaggart and his extreme HATE for Catholics. I've known some people to pray that "God would repay him for his dirty comments and negative heart towards Catholics".\\

I've also seen him publishing lies about the Orthodox Church as well.

But even worse, in 1986, I saw him preaching the heresy of Nestorios.

I said at the time, "I am neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but unless Swaggart changes his tune soon, he's going to be caught in a big moral scandal."

I've noticed that this is what generally happens to people who preach ancient Christological heresies.
---Cluny on 9/28/10


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"Is a Christian free to pray about any subject?" Yes.
If truly a follower of Christ, all ones prayers will be according to His will. If not, well, Father knows what you have need of before you pray, (Mat 6:8) and "He will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phl 4:19
He has instructed His children to "pray without ceasing [and] in everything give thanks, for this is [His] will in Christ Jesus for you." 1Th 5:17,18
He desires our communion, as in an exchange of thoughts and emotions, concerning anything. The key is recognizing that it is an exchange. One must be willing to listen carefully to what He has to say during the exchange, and to submit to His instructions.
---josef on 9/28/10


I pray that Christians will write dumber and dumber questions and answers---and somehow every week they do.

So if my prayers work, is that proof of God?

And why would God find such an odd way to communicate his existence to me?
---atheist on 9/28/10


Yes, but I always end my prayers with the proclamation: "Let it be YOUR will be done, NOT my will be done....." as Jesus Christ and the Lord's Prayer proclaimed.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/27/10


sag...Guess your God doesn't forgive Jimmy Swaggart. Anyway, you don't seem to be able to do that since you brought up his past. Jimmy Swaggart is right about the Catholic religion. Idol worshippers!!!!
---KarenD on 9/27/10


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Is a Christian free to pray about any subject?
---mima on 9/27/10

I think that this is a TRICK question. The answer is NO.

Take Jimmy Swaggart and his extreme HATE for Catholics. I've known some people to pray that "God would repay him for his dirty comments and negative heart towards Catholics".

I don't agree with either Jimmy Swaggart's bashing, or that of people hoping for his downfall, which did happen. He was caught with prostitutes on multiple occasions.

The Bible teaches to BLESS those who curse us, LOVE our enemies, and PRAY for those who mis-treat us.

Difficult to do, but that is what Jesus Christ taught us. We should NOT repay evil with evil.

PRAY for POSITIVE changes.
---Sag on 9/27/10


mima, I'm not sure what you are talking about.

I can talk to the Lord about ANTHING I want. You know last week my lawn mower broke. Well, I though it had. I said Lord....my lawn mower is broken, I can't afford a new one right now, and it's to heavy to put in my trunk to bring to a shop.

A few moments later the Lord said: (NO KIDDING)(( No! The Lord didn't say " No Kidding" ))
The Lord said:

You're out of oil, and you need a new spark plug. What do I know about such things?? NOTHING!!

I checked the oil...NONE

So, I bought oil,and put in and replaced the spark plug...

Do you know my lawn mower started right up! I mean, I was just talking to the Lord...
---kathr4453 on 9/27/10


If it's a serious concern, why should you NOT pray about it?

If a little child wants a pet, don't you think God is tickled to hear the child pray for one?

Doesn't the Bible say, "Cast all your care upon Him, because He cares for you."
---Cluny on 9/27/10


mima,
I dont understand the significance of Shawn's answer but why would one not be? God sees all. Nothing we can say or do surprises Him.

Here is an old Sunday School slogan:

Turn your doubts into questions.
Turn your questions into prayers.
God answers prayer.
---Bruce5656 on 9/27/10


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-- Mima :

Brother, All things are lawful unto us, but all things are not expedient(helpful): all things are lawful for us, but we will not be brought under the power of any!!! 1Cor.6:12
---Shawn.M.T. on 9/27/10


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