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Hours Per Day In Prayer

How many hours a day do Christians pray?

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 ---Lynne on 9/29/10
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Yes, I can remember words which God had given to me from as far-back as ten years ago,...Words that God gave me, face-to-face, they stick....The answer to your question would be "without ceasing". Does not mean that you do nothing but stay on your knees. No! However, a true Christian should be carrying on a dialogue with God through-out the day.
---catherine on 11/13/10


According to the word of God, there is no correct time.. 1 Thess. 5:17 infact tells us to not stop.
---judy6696 on 11/8/10


a competion to pray the most?

or a belief that more time in prayer gets you more rewards?

pray without ceasing is stated in Holy Scripture

we work out our own salvation not others

rather than focus on how many hours focus on the quality asking for Gods will to be done, asking for HIS truth ...you can ONLY worship in truth and spirit
---Rhonda on 10/9/10


Who said we have to pray a certain number of hours per day? You people love the law! Well, guess what? You are living under a curse if you are still trusting in the law! The just shall live by faith. Read and re-read the book of Galatians, until you understand it. Then you can begin to live it out in your life. It is time to grow up and begin to live this christian life! Get off the milk,people!
---Robyn on 10/8/10


I have no idea. I talk to Jesus through-out the day, everyday. It is a must for me. I need His-help. God is involved with me in everything that I do, or I cannot do it. Out of respect for God the living God, I ask Him for advice in virtually everything. And I thank Him all the time. I do not take Him for granted. I depend on Him, so much. And, MY GOD KNOWS IT....I've had a death in the family. My husband of 41 years. He was not saved. There was no excuse for him. My God told me so. A very tough road God has placed me on, now, for ten years....I am asking for all of you born-again believers to pray for me. And I thank you in this time of differene. MY GOD LIVES ++
---catherine on 10/4/10




1 Thesssallonians 5:12 Pray without ceasing. Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the scarifice of praise to God continually,the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. One joy of a relationship with God is the fact we can contact him through Jesus Name all the time and any time. When we pray and praise all the time we keep our minds stayed on Christ,the Word and doing God's work through prayer for others. I pray off and on all day long. Sometimes it is praise,but the idea is to have a prayerful heart,one which wants to keep in touch with God. Our prayers and praise are reaching out to God. Nearer,nearer,nearer my God to thee,oh shape my life Lord and please help me be,nearer,nearer,nearer my God to thee.
---Darlene_1 on 10/2/10


\\Here's a word about prayer. You (preferably with a partner) can engage in TARGETED prayer. There is many benefits to doing so. One of the most encouraging benefits is being able to see A specific prayer answered.
---mima on 9/30/10\\

"Targeted prayer?"

There's already a name for this, mima.

It's called "praying for a specific intention."
---Cluny on 9/30/10


Here's a word about prayer. You (preferably with a partner) can engage in TARGETED prayer. There is many benefits to doing so. One of the most encouraging benefits is being able to see A specific prayer answered.
---mima on 9/30/10


Lynn,

You act like it's some kind of a chore or obligation. If it is for you then forget it! You're wasting your breath anyway.

It's a thrill talking to my Father and I do it 24/7.
---JOHN on 9/30/10


Lynne, it's different each day and for each person.

Intercessors pray for hours on end...I do that because it's a Joy for me to. Some can only go 10 minutes in English, maybe 20 minutes in the Spirit.

Smith Wigglesworth put it this way: I only pray 15 minutes an hour, but I only go 15 minutes without praying...meaning he prays 15 minutes and stops for 15 minutes, etc., That's his style.

I would lose my train of thought if I prayed that way. When I pray in the Spirit (Romans Ch 8), I pray for hours, but then again, I'm an intercessor and can do that by the Spirit of God that works within me.

Do your best, that's all God asks us to do.
---Donna5535 on 9/30/10




\\ some Canons or Akathists here and there (depending on each individual prayer rules). The Psalter is also used.
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Perhaps it should be mentioned that Canons and Akathists are different hymnic/poetic prayer forms (the deatials of which don't matter here) on various subjects: The Resurrection of Christ, Repentance, and the like.
---Cluny on 9/29/10


While I do believe that Christians should have a daily prayer routine, I do not have a SET amount of time for praying each day.

Some days, I'll spend a long time in prayer, and other days, a short time.

However, during each day, I'm constantly praising GOD for his creation and giving HIM thanks.

Nobody can praise GOD enough.
---Sag on 9/29/10


Well, in monasteries where the full Divine Office is prayed 4-8 times daily (depending on the rule), it's about 2 hours or so: basically a tithe of time.
---Cluny on 9/29/10


A Christian Life involve prayer, fasting, alms giving, etc.

Typically, Orthodox Christians typically do Morning and Evening prayers, prayers before meal/activities (found in various prayer books), and some Canons or Akathists here and there (depending on each individual prayer rules). The Psalter is also used.

The most popular prayer among Eastern Christians is the Jesus Prayer ("Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on me, [a sinner]") which is encourage to be pray unceasing throughout the day (sometimes accompanying with a prayer rope). The Fathers tell us that "the root of this life is a free and conscious relationship with God, which then directs everything" (St. Theophan the Recluse).

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/29/10


I quote God, "At least you do pray"!
---catherine on 9/29/10


"Keep it always in your heart (the Jesus Prayer). Whether you eat or drink, or talk to someone....do not forget to recite this prayer with a sober and attentive mind, and to sing and mediate upon prayers and psalms. Even if you are satisfying some essential need, do not allow your mind to be idle, but let it meditate and pray in secret. All the time, when you drop off to sleep or wake up, when you eat or drink, or talk with someone, keep your heart at work secretly, sometimes mediating on a verse from the Psalms, and sometimes praying, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me" (From the life of Abba Philemon)

In IC.XC.,
---IGnatius on 9/29/10


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