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Thursday, May 03, 2007

National Day of Prayer

It's good to promote prayer, but prayer is no good, just a waste of time, unless the Person you're praying to is real. The only effective prayer is to the One True God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, the Father in Heaven who sent His only begotten Son Jesus to earth to reconcile us to Himself.

Psalm 115 (New International Version)
1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.

2 Why do the nations say,
"Where is their God?"

3 Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.

4 But their idols are silver and gold,
made by the hands of men.

5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but they cannot see;

6 they have ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but they cannot smell;

7 they have hands, but cannot feel,
feet, but they cannot walk;
nor can they utter a sound with their throats.

8 Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.

9 O house of Israel, trust in the LORD—
he is their help and shield.

10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD—
he is their help and shield.

11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD—
he is their help and shield.

12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us:
He will bless the house of Israel,
he will bless the house of Aaron,

13 he will bless those who fear the LORD—
small and great alike.

14 May the LORD make you increase,
both you and your children.

15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD,
but the earth he has given to man.

17 It is not the dead who praise the LORD,
those who go down to silence;

18 it is we who extol the LORD,
both now and forevermore.
Praise the LORD.

New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society
Via Biblegateway

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At 2:00 AM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

If there is no God, who is to say what is a waste of time? Prayer can reinforce one's beliefs (even if they are false). Prayer can relieve stress and worry. Prayer helps you focus your mind and can be meditative. Prayer can be positive. If the person praying does not believe in God then praying will be less effective. If prayer had no benefits then few people would pray, if any.

At 11:19 PM, Blogger Bobmo said...

If there is no God, everything is a waste of time.

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Marge said...



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