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How Are To Pray

Does it matter whether we pray silently or out loud? Is there anything better to be achieved one way or the other or is it just down to our own individual personality.

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 ---Paulette on 7/2/05
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Heavenly Father,gratefull, hear fr Our beloved brother, continue prayers becuz we know it was the blessed prayers, for me when I had Cancer so, long, just want to keep in our constant vigil prayers going out.We thank you for good report! God bless our brother and anyone else, who may not have family or friends to pray for them.God hand is not tied, He not a blind God, healing in his plan we beg and give Him all glory, all He going to do for our brother and others.Ijn
---Elena_9555 on 11/14/14

HeavenlyFather,I believe in my heart we better be thanking God we got Cnt
I'm praying for pastors,leaders becuz Satan is out to destroy every church he can! He out to destroy every true believer, hold on we are not fighting flesh'and blood, but demonic forces come to destroy,stop even the brave of God people.Please bless those who teach about the persecuted church, Satan is not through, but Never Is God!! Let us continue to be praying, thanking God tho' we are being tossed about.In Jesus name.
---Elena_9555 on 11/4/14

You can pray outloud, silently, in song, in tongues, walking, shouting, sitting, bowing or standing still. God wants your heart. The only prerequisite is that we do it to talk to him and not so others see us. Let the Holy Spirit lead you in the way you should pray. I have done all of the above. My favorite place to pray is bowed down before him in the back of our old sanctary with the lights down low, my shoes off and the worship music turned up.
---Michelle on 9/23/07

We may pray either way as long as if we pray loudly it is not being boastfull of our words. We are not to make prayer a show, we are to come in reverence to God. God is our father, councellor and friend we need not talk to him in big, loud words but in simple, silence. He hears ALL prayers that come from the heart.
---Marla on 9/6/07

Before breakfast, my wife and I recite together the beautiful OUr Father plus a few other personal prayers.

Bishop Fulton Sheen's motto was: "The family that prays together, stays together." I believe in that.
---Albert on 7/5/05

Thanks for all your responses. I personally do not like anyone else to hear me praying so I always pray silently. Some tell me that I am wrong to do so though. I find my mind gets interrupted a lot when I pray but find a good time is if I'm walking the dog or walking just by myself, especially where the scenery is particularly beautiful. I find that is when I can feel closer to God.
---Pauletter on 7/4/05

I disagree with Barbara67, following the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6, which is given to Israel not gentiles, is just confusing the 2 different messages that God gave out. Israel had to do works for their salvation. How ever Paul was given a different message for gentiles to follow. That we are saved by grace and not our works, Ephesians 2:8-9. Paul writes about always mentioning and thanks for the saints. Check out Romans through Philemon. 2 Timothy 2:15
---geraa7578 on 7/4/05

Matthew 6: 5- 15 is the Model Prayer - The Lord's Prayer. It appears that the key to all prayer is forgiveness of others. Bitterness clouds everything.
"For if you forgive men their trepasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive men their trepasses, neither will your Father forgive your trepasses." Matthew 6: 14 & 15.
---barbara67 on 7/4/05

Dear Paulette, I agree with the other bloggers plus the way I live my life I hope is an act of continual prayer and worship to our Father, His Son Jesus Christ thru the power of His Holy Spirit. Blessings!
---Elsie on 7/4/05

I sometimes pray silently. Sometimes aloud. Sometimes I write my prayers. I think it all depends on the leading of the Holy Spirit at the time I am praying.
---Madison on 7/3/05

God knows your thoughts afar off, and he hears the thoughts of your heart. When you are interceding with and for another, then pray out loud for them to hear and receive blessings and edification.
---Eloy on 7/2/05

It is ok to pray either way. I know That Jesus has heard me both ways. I can pray quicker silently, but when I pray out loud it helps my faith to hear myself praying the word back to God. I pray out loud mostly when I'm alone with God. He keeps track of everythhing I say. It is good to make a confession of our faith to God...and that can be in prayer...out loud.
---Linda3939 on 7/2/05

If I am praying with my childrens class, I pray outloud, or if I am asked by someone to pray for them right then, sure I pray out loud. But when it's just me and God, I pray silently within my heart. I think it's a personal thing, but Jesus did talk about not having showy prayers to impress people.
---bethie on 7/2/05

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