• Fran

    Jesus, the son of God, provides us with the model prayer, recorded at Matthew 6:5-11. It should always be directed to God, Jesus’ Father, since He is the most important person in the universe, and should end in the name of Jesus (John 14:14) since he is our mediator (1 Timothy 2:5).

    We can always express our cares and concerns to him as well, and ask for his help, strength and guidance in that regard (Proverbs 15:8; Psalm 65:2).

  • Karl-a

    Fran your of the False Religion talk of False Jehovah with poor Bible readings. Repent! Repent of False belief or Hell becomes to you. Repent!

  • Prayer Has No Effect

    Prayer takes people away from actually working on real solutions to their problems.
    Prayer prevents you from getting badly needed exercise. Prayer makes you fat.
    Prayer wears out your clothes prematurely.
    Prayer contributes to global warming through excess CO2 emissions.
    Prayer messes up your knees and your neck and your back.
    Prayer reveals how stupid you are to the world.
    Prayer makes you think doilies are exciting.
    Prayer makes you secretively flatulent and embarrassed about it.
    Prayer makes your kids avoid spending time with you.
    Prayer makes you frothy like Rick Santorum. Just google him to find out.
    Prayer makes you hoard cats.
    Prayer dulls your senses.
    Prayer makes you post really stupid stuff.
    Prayer has been shown to have no discernible effect towards what was prayed for.
    Prayer wastes time.

  • Billysees

    Fran,
    “We can always express our cares and concerns to him as well, and ask for his help, strength and guidance…”

    I do recall reading somewhere that Jesus prayed ‘to the Lord’.

    He couldn’t have been praying to himself, so who was he praying to? Or was the word ‘Lord’ used to replace another similar word.

  • CMR

    @Billysees- Jesus is the SON of God. Jesus was praying to the “Lord” (his Father) whose name is JEHOVAH (see Psalms 83:18 in the “Old English” King James Version of the Bible) Modern Bibles have mostly abandoned the use of the “Lord’s” proper name, Jehovah. Yes, the One being prayed to is indeed Jesus Father, the Sovereign Lord Jehovah…
    The Bible tells us that whatever we pray for according to God’s will, He hears us. We pray “in Jesus name” because he is the “mediator between God and men”. 1Timothy 2:5 reads, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus…” (also see Galatians 3:20) Hope this clarifies that Jesus and his Father are two separate individuals and not part of a trinity.

  • CMR

    Karla- Do you have an “old” King James Bible? The one authorized by King James in 1611 has God’s name, JEHOVAH, in 4 places. See: Exodus 6:3; Psalms 83:18; Isaiah 12:2; 26:4.
    The newer (modern English) KJV has removed that name completely. It is no longer found in the verses mentioned above. Why after 400 years would the translators remove/delete God’s own name from HIS word? You know the Bible itself says at Deuteronomy 4:2 You must not add to the word that I am commanding you, neither must you take away from it, so as to keep the commandments of Jehovah your God that I am commanding you.
    Taking God’s own name out of the Bible would surely be a bad thing in His eyes… False religion is worshiping God in a false manner including deleting His name and confusing people with false doctrines like the trinity.

  • Billysees

    CMR,

    ” Hope this clarifies that Jesus and his Father are two separate individuals and not part of a trinity. ”

    Thanks for your explanation. I do sense that Jesus and his Father ‘are’ two separate individuals. Many other verses agree. But I’m not sure that’ll jive well with beliefs in the ‘trinity’. I don’t have any solid answer here about this matter, nor do I think it that important.