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Do you pray?

What is prayer?

How do you do it?

Why do you do it?

Looking at prayer can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Surf over to Beauty80’s blog and you will see prayer can be anything you would like it to be.

Do you feel that prayer can be anything?

The Catholic leadership provide guides for prayer.

Is it helpful to have a guide?

If you try to define prayer it always seems like a verb. specifically the verb “to communicate.”

Prayer is the act of attempting to communicate with a deity or spirit.

A practice of communicating with one’s God.

So if prayer is an action word meaning to communicate, it implies something is happening between two parties. Communication 101 says there has to be a sender and a receiver. Communication also implies a two way activity. If you are going to be a sender, doesn’t that also mean you are responsible to be a receiver also? This is two halves to a whole prayer. Simple math.

The question now becomes; do you send out your communication (prayers)? same question worded a bit differently.

Oh, and do you receive communication back? Hmmm…


About neodecaussade

I am a Roman Catholic quester. You will find that I have scripture based academic interests. You will discover that I am a conservative Catholic but I am also prone to heterodox tendencies. I am versed in highly pietistic traditionalist practices but I am not a traditionalist. I am interested in entering a discussion on the future of the Roman Catholic Church. I would like to have a role in discussing how the future Church will be shaped.

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  1. These are some good questions, they are questions every christian must answer.


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