ANSWERS: 24
  • For the sake of communication. Ask and it shall be recived. The Bible ask for you to pray and communicatr anbd tlak to God and read the bible to strengthen you belief. I could be wrong though. Just be warned, youre not going to find the answer you want. Atleast probably not on here. Try attending a real church (one that isn't crazed--and yes, they do exist-- and ask the pastor after sitting through the services, thats the only way you'll know the church is "real").
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Of course the questioner is going to find a reasonable answer here. All he or she needs is an open-mind.
    • ReiSan
      If your mind is too open, your brain will fall out. Open-mindedness does not include being open to nonsense.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, that's why we have to "analyze" an answer with an open-mind before it is taken into consideration. Do you ever think at all? Obviously you don't think at all.
    • ReiSan
      I think far more than you do, and that is why I do not mindlessly believe in gods that have no supporting evidence. Obviously, you tell insulting lies about anyone who knows your beliefs are absurd "Kuso".
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, you are empty-minded. Human beings are the gods in the world.
    • ReiSan
      Another insulting lie from Jenny the Pathetic Hypocrite.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      More complaining. lol
  • Because humans sometimes dont know what we're going to say until we say it out loud, hence the "Why did I say that?" experience.
  • He has billions of people praying to him..you cannot assume that he can always, 24/7, know you specifically and singularly..the cacophony is very loud..He cannot expect to read everyone's mind simultaneously..so prayer helps Him focus on you at the moment you pray! :)
    • pugwashjw65
      1 John 3:20 says he KNOWS...so he has to know about every prayer, no matter how many... also he has myriads of angels [ messengers] and they know who are praying...they would have to be messengers FOR Jehovah God [ (Exodus 6:3) And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but with regard to my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them. Jehovah wants his name used. So he will get all the prayers.
    • Linda Joy
      It's condescending remarks like you calling others witless that makes people question why they should want to be a Christian if after all your book learning you still haven't learned the most basic Christian principle of loving one another and treating them like equals trying to learn from one another. "Think, Think, Think! "
    • ReiSan
      Calling someone "witless" is defamatory, and it is a sin in the Bible. Jenny is a typical self-righteous hypocrite that are so common among Christians and make sensible people avoid that hateful religion. God certainly has severe limits in Genesis. He is an incompetent creator when he cannot make humans who please him and blames them all for his incompetence.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, witless means foolish: "to such an extent that one cannot think clearly or rationally."
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, you need to get educated. The Bible uses the word fool(s) to describe foolish people. Quote: "He is an incompetent creator when he cannot make humans who please him and blames them all for his incompetence." Freewill will justify our actions. Quote: "so common among Christains" "Christains?" You can't even spell proper words. Therefore, your remarks are witless.
    • ReiSan
      I am much more educated than you. You defame people constantly. You should be banned from civilized forums. Free will is a flimsy excuse for poor fiction. I just made a typographical error. You lie when you say I am uneducated and cannot spell. If you are a typical Christian, it is no wonder that 99.54% of the people in Japan are not Christian. Most of us hate the tyranny, barbaric defamation and sexual and other neuroses that are traits of Christians.. 71% of the people of he world are not Christian.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, I have not defamed anyone by using the word witless which stands for fool. Maybe that user can share some sense the next time. Consider it a wake up call. Quote: "Free will is a flimsy excuse for poor fiction." Freewill is based on reality. Too bad you don't know what freewill is. Quote: "I just made a typographical error." You are always making typo errors. I can accept one, but one too many proves your remarks are witless. Quote: "it is no wonder that 99.54% of the people in Japan are not Christian." I have made it clear, the world does not revolve on a small island. Quote: "I am much more educates than you." Educates? LOL, I am much more "educated" than you. *Facepalm*
    • ReiSan
      Denying what you do is another sin. It is slanderous to call someone a fool. Free will does not exist. It is just bad fiction. Anyone who mindlessly believes the Bible's monumentally absurd tale has a brain that is damaged beyond repair. Jenny is stpid and evil to imagine that a few typos mean a person doe not know better. How stupid and evil can she be. I want to meet this "Ketsu" in person. 71% of the People of the world are not Christians. The world revolves around the majority who are not Christians.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      The word fool is also considered a dummy. People say that all the time whether they are religious or not. Quote: "Free will does not exist. It is just bad fiction." How can it be bad fiction when you are free to live your life as you want?
  • The same point in making a movie even though you can buy the book. It's not a "reality" until you manifest it.
    • ReiSan
      Does this actually seem to make sense to you? It does not to me.
  • I'm not the father but in general when I'm approached it's done politely!
  • Its all about being humble...Jehovah does know but its nice to be asked...
  • Good point but remember that religion always falls back on "God works in mysterious ways" and the dogma should be believed no matter how ridiculous.
  • A prayer is to keep in touch with God. Jude 1:21 "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."
    • ReiSan
      Strive to gain the love of Amaterasu. 99.54% of the people in my homeland are not Christians.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Nobody acknowledges Amaterasu. There are 2.2 billion Christians worldwide.
    • ReiSan
      There are over 7.6 people worldwide, so 71% are not Christians.. Most of Japan worships Amaterasu, not Kami (God in Japanese). If you were born in Japan,, you would worship Amaterasu. If you were born in India, you would worship Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. You are a mindless puppet who has been brainwashed with Christianity since birth. You are incapable of thinking clearly and being objective, as you constantly exhibit.. Then, you falsely claim others cannot think, etc. You have only absurd lies,, defamation, logical fallacies and crude fiction of the Bible to use, so you discredit yourself badly.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      It doesn't matter what Japan worships. Japan has never been a country that has impacted the world on Religion. The United States has the largest Christian population in the world, followed by Mexico and Brazil to name some big countries on the West. Quote: "There are over 7.6 people worldwide, so 71% are not Christians." Christianity remains the largest Faith with 2.2 billion Christians worldwide. It will continue to be on top of the trailing religions from Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Non-denominational Christians are not counted. Millions of them are exempt from Christian denominations. It is not what the whole world accepts. It is about who is on top, only without converting people with force like Islam. No logical fallacies, just facts.
    • ReiSan
      Facts are foreign to Jenny and so is Logic and Truth.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      There would be more Christians in the middle-east if Islam did not convert its members with the sword.
  • Children turn to their natural parents for all kinds of things; Jehovah is our heavenly Father. He encourages his "children" to come to him. in prayer with their concerns. It also shows that we trust that he will provide an answer for us.
  • That you have heard a deeper part of yourself that is connected to something far greater and mysteriously connected and whole. If it's natural to pray then pray. Mine tend to be simple: that I may see clearly the way.
  • There is no point in prayer whether you are atheist or Christian. Atheists know gods do not exist, thus praying is just talking to yourself. If a Christian believes his deity is omniscient, that deity will know what he wants before he prays, so praying is futile in this case too. Supposedly, the deity knows what is best for everyone and has his own plans for them, so praying may be insulting to that deity when one prays for something the deity does not plan to give him. Praying could offend such a deity.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "whether your are atheist" Your grammar is disastrous. Quote: "If a Christian believes his deity is omniscient, that deity will know what he wants before he prays," Actually, it is God's will and not a Christian's will, and it is up to Christians to stay in touch with God by praying.
    • ReiSan
      I am from japan, so it is savagely cruel to constantly claim my grammar is poor. You are a gross racist and a defamer. I just made a typographical error. and you lie horribly about me constantly. If we met in person, I would put you in a sewer with the other worthless "Kuso". God does not exist. You are guilty of the deadly sin of pride when you speak for God. It is Amaterasu's will that you stop your barbaric defamation.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "I am from japan, so it is savagely cruel to constantly claim my grammar is poor." Indeed, your grammar is terrible. You are always making excuses to justify your grammar and your religious views. You have no proof to disprove the existence of God. My religious beliefs are based on wind and energy to support the existence of God. Now, it is reasonable to say that all religions feel this way. But that's why every Religion has a religious book to support their claims. It's up to a rational thinker to decide which religious book from hundreds and hundreds is the most accurate book to define were the true God relies on.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Christianity did not revolve around Thomas Jefferson. Opinions are always welcome in the US. It doesn't hurt to compare all religious books to see which holds water. With so much terrorism in the world, the most rational thinker will know a person by his or her fruits. How can I be ignorant when science does not side with Christianity or Atheism? Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and nature.
    • Venus1485
      True God is an oxymoron. Gods aren't real. Thomas Jefferson was an atheist. He showed that the Bible proves its deity doesn't exist. Jenny shows herself to b ignorant and hateful.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      What evidence do you have to disprove the existence of a true God? There is a true God who is the contrary of negativity. The US is about freedom of speech.
  • Hey, knock it off, keep that up and people are going to realize it is pointless.
    • ReiSan
      Yes, prayer is quite pointless for both atheists and Christians.
  • cause he wants you to ask him
  • This is when results will happen.
  • You must be humble enough to ask...
  • Prayer is how we communicate with God, he invites us to draw close to him in James 4:8, one way to do that is through prayer. Expressing oneself in a genuine heartfelt prayer can give one the opportunity to thank God for all of his wonderful acts. Through prayer we can explain how the ransom sacrifice of Jesus Christ has impacted our lives and has given us hope for the future. Can we call the leader of any country any time? Yet, our Almighty Creator encourages us to “throw our burdens” on him so that he will sustain us (Ps 55:22), we can do this any time as often as needed. What a privilege!
  • There's no point in it whether you believe or don't believe. If a deity is wise, he knows what you need and will not give you thing you don't need. There's no need to ask for anything if a deity is so wise.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      If a deity continues to give a person blessings, he or she will think they were a coincidence. The word "strive" is what keeps a person continuously asking for a certain thing.
    • Linda Joy
      Good point!
    • ReiSan
      Yes, Venus1485 has some good points.. One of my past lovers wrote a book about "Self-Defeating Habits", and "Only praying, wishing and hoping while doing nothing else"" is a major one. Some fundies only pray for sick people rather than taking them to a hospital. In that case, prayers are fatal. They are useless at best
    • Venus1485
      Oh no, Linda agrees with Jenny. One such person is too much. ReiSan is right, Praying is a self-defeating habit. It can be fatal for certain.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Venus1485, quote: " It can be fatal for certain." It's the contrary. Prayer is about releasing energy.
    • ReiSan
      No,, when fundamentalists insist upon only praying for sick people, many of them die, so prayer is fatal, and you cannot glibly dismiss it. Prayer is about wasting energy and time.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, nowhere in history will you find that prayer is fatal.
    • Venus1485
      There are fundies who insist upon only praying for sick people and not taking then to hospitals. That foolishness is prayers being fatal,
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Prayers have never been fatal. There are surgeons who pray for patients.
    • Venus1485
      I don't want a doctor who is stupid enough to pray. You evade the issue. Just praying and refusing to see doctors is a fatal practice. So Linda Joy is one of Jenny's sock puppet accounts.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      There is no such thing as a stupid doctor. Doctors have an IQ score between 115 and 200+. BTW, I only have one AB account. I am not Linda Joy.
    • ReiSan
      There are many incompetent doctors who are sued for malpractice. One of my exes told me, he developed severe muscle spasms one weekend. He called his doctor who told him to take an extra dose of one medicine he was prescribed. Later, another doctor told him that the medicine in question caused the spasms, so taking an extra does just worsened his spasms. It is ridiculous to claim there are no stupid doctors. Are chiropractors and acupuncturists doctors? Is the doctor who gave my ex bad advice a stupid doctor? Yes, there are amny stupid octors. It is silly to calim there are none.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, quote: "There are many incompetent doctors who are sued for malpractice." Just as there are many ineffective non-religious doctors who have been sued. That doesn't diminish which side of the coin you look at.
    • Venus1485
      Jenny has no statistics for her bold assertions.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Venus1485, statistics are not needed when a doctor who performs malpractices does not ruin it for the rest.
  • Jehovah Gives everyone a chance to change their mind...for the better... Right up till Armageddon... (Matthew 24:36)
    • ReiSan
      What is Jehovah? God in English is YHWH in ancient Hebrew, Shangdi in Mandarin, Diyos iin Filipino,, Diieu in French, Gott in German, Dio in Italian, Kami in Japanese, Hananim in Korean, Deus in Latin, Deus in Portuguese, Bog in Russian, Dios in Spanish, Tanri in Turkish and Thien chua in Vietnamese. No Jehovahs are present1
  • He realizes you truly are up the creek! ( I suppose )
  • He does know...but are you humble enough to ask?
  • It is a privilege as Lizzy said that we can use (as many here said) to communicate with our Heavenly Father. Sometimes when we go through the process of putting our thoughts into words they are clarified in our minds. Also as pug said we need to humble ourselves enough to ask for help and like Jenny said, when God answers prayers is when we remember asking. If he answered without our asking how would we recognize the little miracle we just experienced and be thankful for the power at our request? It also builds faith when prayers are answered, whenever and in what way He chooses to answer. I've received knowledge I could gain no other way directly imparted to my mind as a result of prayer. But most importantly it's when I am pouring my heart out in thankfulness for the multitude of blessings he showers down upon me that I realize how very loved and blessed I am by God! And that fills my heart with love and joy. I ain't lying I do it for my own happiness! And sometimes praying for others is all I'm able to give them.
    • ReiSan
      Studies have shown that prayer is futile. Believers have excuses if their prayers seem to be answered or if not. That is confirmation bias. Gods do not exist, so there is no one to hear prayers to them.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      I am excited to add something in this comment, but me and Linda Joy don't get along, so I couldn't defend her.
    • ReiSan
      "me and Linda ?" And Jenny criticizes my grammar when I make typographical errors. This is no typo. It is correct grammar to say, "...Linda and I", not "...me and Linda".
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, you make one too many typographical mistakes. Again, go back to preschool.
    • Linda Joy
      Correction: Jenny doesn't like me. I sometimes agree or disagree with what she says and comment accordingly. But I don't need to be defended. Studies also show prayer works depending on the bias of those doing the study. I say if you're not afraid it just might work why not try it and see...
    • Linda Joy
      Also if you don't believe in Christianity or like Christians why are you wasting all this time and energy fighting something that doesn't exist? Does that actually make sense in your head?
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, in case you didn't know, I rebuked Linda Joy in one of her questions in regards to a biblical passage that mentions the antichrist. She got very furious. This was by the end of 2017. Ever since, I stopped answering her questions, because I don't want to upset her. The last time we had a discussion, she took some time off from AB. I am out of this thread. She is all yours.
    • ReiSan
      You talk about people having several accounts, and I have observed that such people are thee ones with multiple accounts, Jenny-Linda.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, I am not a Mormon, Linda Joy is. To get things straight, talking is one thing, while exposing sock puppet accounts defames your "ReiSan character." lol
    • Venus1485
      Jenny-Linda is the one with many accounts. You aren't a Mormon, because that has an extra "M" to describe you. You can pretend to be anything.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Venus1485, you are right that I am not a Mormon. As for the extra "M," morons do not have anything structural to add in a discussion. Does that ring your bell? lol
  • cause he wants to hear you say it
  • I have another answer to share. A prayer is considered staying in touch with God by texting Him.
    • ReiSan
      Why pray to God, rather than Amaterasu, Vishnu, Allah, Zeus, Odin, Amon, Jupiter, Enki, Asshur, Marduk, Manitou, Quetzalcoatl and millions of other gods and goddesses? There is no logical reason tp pray at all, not to mention to any particular deity. Prove that Amaterasu, Vishnu, Yu Ti, Ahuramazda, etc. do not exist! Then we can use the same method to prove your deity does not exist either.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      No true believer "recognizes" those gods who represent violence in comparison to the God of the Bible.
    • Linda Joy
      Why expend your energy fighting a deity that you believe doesn't exist?
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, they do it to convince themselves. This is how they find happiness, so they can get away with whatever "hidden mysteries" they manifest in life. Then when this temporary feeling starts evaporating, they get stuck in the same boat repeatedly, trying to disprove what lives inside of them.
    • ReiSan
      Jenny is being absurd. I am from Japan where 99.54% of the population is not Christains. I never knew any Christains until I move to the USA. I have never had any reason to even think once of God until I used some Q&A websites. If any gods lived inside me, it would be Amaterasu. You are so silly to claim I think of the Christian deity at all. The Bible disproves God quite effectively, as Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Isaac Asimov and other wise men have said. You and your other accounts are comical to utter such extremely silly "Kuso" to soothe your doubts in your beliefs.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      ReiSan, quote: "I am from Japan where 99.54% of the population is not Christains." And? Once again, the world does not revolve around a small island. Quote: "as Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Isaac Asimov and other wise men have said." Those are just opinions. This is why Christianity has grown and keeps growing in the US.
    • Venus1485
      71% of the world isn't Christian. The world doesn't revolve around Christians. Jenny's opinion is worthless, so I respect that of Thomas Jefferson much more. I tried his advice and it works. Jenny's advice is terrible abd doesn't work.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Venus1485, there are more religious people than atheists. Christianity has 2.4 million members. That doesn't include non-denominational Christians worldwide. Christianity is projected to still be the largest Faith in the world in 2050. That is, if the world is still revolving. Quote: "I respect that of Thomas Jefferson much more. I tried his advice and it works." His advice has you subscribing to Religion. A true non-believer does not talk about Religion.
  • To pray to God even if we think he knows what we want ,shows how much we rely upon him and are sincere in our prayers and we don’t have to pray just for things we want , we should thank God as well for the many things we have ,and we should show concern for others who maybe suffering and pray on their behalf as well . Philippians 4:6 states Do not be anxious over anything ,but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving ,let your petitions be made known to God .
    • ReiSan
      Which verses tell you to kiss his "Ketsu"?

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