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When Sh#t Hits the Fan, It's Time to Pray!

I have disagreed with the Bible and certain things that question God and the divine plan. That does not mean that I am not a believer. I just question things because my mind is curious and will not settle easily with a simple answer. Many times, religion has answers that are fantasy like, but that is a whole-nother argument.

When I was younger, I used to pray, in Spanish. I learned Spanish first, so I learned to pray in Spanish due to attending my communion classes in Spanish as well. Anyway, as I got older, I stopped praying. My life is the same. Shit comes and goes. Happiness comes and goes as well.

Yes, I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the existence of God, but, when shit hits the fan, you bet I’m going to pray. It’s an instinct. It is the only hope I have when I have nowhere to turn or someone to lean on.

Through this, I believe. It’s crazy, but it’s true.

In the end, I’m glad for this. Sometimes, praying really does make me feel better. I might not be formal about it, but I’m sure God won’t get mad at me for that, for I have done much worse!

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FourWalls wrote on March 21, 2015, 7:47 PM

I think the notion that God wants blind faith is ridiculous. Jews believe it's a necessity to question. Noah questioned God, Abraham questioned God, Isaac questioned God, and countless others questioned God. In contrast, Christians seem to think that you cannot question God, and Muslims also believe in blind faith. God doesn't mind questions. The one thing, however, is that if we ask questions we MUST be willing to accept the answers, even if we don't like the answers.

MommyCharm wrote on March 21, 2015, 9:00 PM

I know a lot of people who only pray when they're in deep trouble. Luckily though, I was taught by my parents to pray every morning, at night before going to sleep and before diving into my meal. I have also taught my son that.
Praying is our only means of communication with God so maybe He'll feel a lot better if we communicate Not only during the bad times but during happy days as well.

scheng1 wrote on March 22, 2015, 3:24 AM

It is part of our instinct to turn to the higher power when it is beyond human power to help.