May. 25th, 2005 @ 09:44 am
Write about how a prayer was answered.
My prayers are answered all the time. Just not how I want it sometimes. :-D One specific time I was having a health problem and prayed for some solution and a few days later was introduced to a wonderful solution that worked for me.
My prayers are answered all the time. Sometimes I feel that we live this life from prayer to prayer. My husband and I are of two different faiths - he's a Christian and I am Pagan - but we live and love and laugh and pray together. And somehow, no matter how bad things get or what kind of excrement hits the rotating blades, we pull through it.
One thing we both firmly believe about prayer is that, as often as possible we should strive to be the answer to someone else's prayers even if it's only in little ways. Karma. What goes 'round comes 'round.
Besides, how can we pray, "Oh G/god(s) help us!" when we refused to help someone else in need?
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, I prayed to have the strength emotionally and physically to endure. So I gave my fears to the Lord and he took them. I got through the ordeal until I was stronger and able to face the consequences.
I don't believe in prayer in the way that I hear the word used every day. I don't view God as a wish-broker, nor do I see prayer as an opportunity to ask for something. I absolutely believe in drawing on inner strength through any means possible and communing with the Higher Power, but, to me, that should be done without any preconceived idea of wanting something out of the experience. To me, prayers aren't answered. Prayers just 'are'.
Too many times to answer. lol.
Ok... one... (this will sound stupid. lol)
I had locked the keys in someone else's car... i was tryin to find a way to get the keys out, but the ol coat hanger thing wasn't workin. I Prayed to god PLEASE Just get me out of this bind, and i promise i won't...blah blah you get the picture.
Seconds later, (and yes i felt incredibly stupid after i realized this and feel stupid admitting it now) i realized the back door's window was cracked a little. I got a stick that was hooked a little and reached in and unlocked the door.
Needless to say i was thanking god ALL night long (my friend would have killed me. lol
i don't really pray for anything to specifically happen, like "please let me pass this test" or whatever..
but my prayers are answered every day because i mostly only pray for the well being of my friends and loved ones. yeah it probably sounds like a common thing to say, some people will roll their eyes and think i'm just being corny..
if someone is having a hard time, i pray that they have the courage and strength and wisdom to endure what they're going through. and i pray for the best to happen. sometimes the BEST outcome isn't the happiest, but i think everything happens for a reason, and it's okay to have a bad outcome because there's a reason for it, and something could be learned.
i consider myself to pray a lot. even if it's just a prayer that isn't even an entire sentence long.
i consider myself to be christian, but not religious, and i don't practice any sort of religion. just my own beliefs. i find that i connect to god through the songs of some of my favorite christian bands... if that makes any sense. i do my worship through singing along with the songs that these bands have written and sung and played for god.
rawr, i'm feeling all sappy about this. i'll just end here. :)
My husband was supposed to get based in Japan for a year without me being to go with him. He got orders to go & I began praying & asking God to let His will be done. I told Him how I felt about it, how I really needed him with me at this point in my life & lo & behold my prayers got answered!
My husband's best friend knew our situation & said that he would take my husband's orders for him!! Now he is going to Japan & I get to have my husband around a little bit longer..
God is great!
|Date:||June 5th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)|| |
I don't really pray, since I'm Wiccan I kind of mentally ask for guidance and for things to work out the best way they can and see what happens. But I'd say those wishes, prayers, whatever, are answered almost all the time for me although I do have my off days lol!
I mainly ask for strength of character because although I have plenty, I hate it when people try to change me so it just makes me feel more confident. When I was in school I had the worst time, I spent 5 years honestly, thinking I wasn't going to live to my 16th birthday. So I used to go to bed and every night I'd get out my Worry Dolls and wish and wish and wish for me to survive the next day and not let anything tip me over the edge (I'm a recovering self harmer), and it worked, obviously! Because when I got to my 16th birthday I was still alive and it was, quite possibly, the proudest moment of my life when it got to middnight of March 16th 2004 and I was still alive. So, I believe that my Worry Dolls listened to me and helped me which stopped me from topping myself.
To be honest, even if it somehow got proven that that was impossible, sometimes just putting that ugliness somewhere else helps :)
I see that you're a strong person recovering from all that stuff. Your strength of character did get you through!