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Old August 17th, 2019, 10:07 PM   #21
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I personally don’t believe in any higher power

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Old August 18th, 2019, 04:51 AM   #22
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I'm agnostic, but an agnostic theist- I believe in a higher power(/s), but don't think we can know for sure that they exist.

I haven't really explored my spirituality, so I don't pray to anyone specific in times of trouble, but I definitely do pray when I need strength or answers. Maybe it's silly, but even if it's just a placebo effect, I'm fine with that.

Does anyone else, religious, spiritual, or not pray to a higher power when you're in a bad place (mentally or otherwise)?
When I pray it is for other people, coz I think praying God only when you need something is selfish
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Old August 18th, 2019, 05:59 PM   #23
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When I pray it is for other people, coz I think praying God only when you need something is selfish
Which is fair. Occasionally I'll keep other people in my prayers, usually I just try to give emotional support, because I feel that's a better use of my emotions.

But it's never a bad thing to keep other people in your thoughts.


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Old August 20th, 2019, 09:49 PM   #24
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Sometimes I try to but I often find it difficult to believe in any higher power (and look to a higher power in times of distress), in large part due to past experiences I've had in my life. Maybe (and hopefully) that will change sometime in the years or decades to come. I don't know.

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Old August 21st, 2019, 03:22 PM   #25
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Yes; what else can you do beyond what you can do on an individual level? If youre a thinker and your doing all you can, the rest is up to a higher power.
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Old August 23rd, 2019, 12:27 PM   #26
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Until less than a year ago i never had been to church or said a prayer. Just hadn't thought of it so no turning to a higher power.
Last November my new mum went to church with a neighbour and i ended up going with her.
I have had a lot of issues and caused a lot of problems to for my new parents who adopted me. Apparently these neighbours had been praying for me for years.
Maybe selfish but i did pray a couple of times when i was in a mess after I had been to church.....and strange "coincidences" happened to make things better.
Got involved with the church youth group and go to church regularly now. Yes i do and will pray when things are tough but know its selfish to just do that so pray for others and also say thankyou prayers.
Very definitely not a saint and not got everything clear in my mind but reckon there is something to prayer.
Ok many people will say the coincidences were just that and thats ok and not going to quarrel over it but for me its a good thing.
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Old August 23rd, 2019, 02:38 PM   #27
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I'm not at all a religious person but I also do believe in a God. I just don't go to Church or anything. My dad's side of the family grew up Catholic, my mom's side were Southern Baptists. Both my parents were Atheist or Agnostic. Being a queer individual like myself, I saw the negative side of religion at a fairly young age. If I were to associate myself with any religion, I would say I'm Christian.

I've prayed to God many times such as when my mom had her unexpected death 3 years ago. At that time, I didn't know what was gonna happen to not only her, but to myself, or to my family. It was a super hard loss for all of us.

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Old August 24th, 2019, 09:36 PM   #28
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I do look to God it times of distress and pray for him to help the situation and tend for my needs. God takes care of me and my needs.

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