After every football game whether it is a win or a loss the two teams come together and pray. What do all of the fans do in those couple of moments? Nothing, they just stand there and watch. Instead of just standing there watching the teams pray the school should pick a certain player, hand him a mic, and let him pray over the intercom like they do when someone sings the National Anthem. This would bring both communities together, and be a humbling experience. Therefore, praying in public should be allowed anywhere in a public setting. Many people think that praying publicly is unconstitutional, but the reality is it’s just a way to talk to God. In Matthew 6:6 the bible says “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” People interpret this as God saying that if you don’t pray in secret he won’t answer your prayers. This is wrong because in Deuteronomy 4:7 the bible says “The Lord our God comes near when we pray to him.” If God is always listening to us when we pray then it doesn’t matter whether the people praying are in secret or in public, he is always listening. Sometimes God doesn’t answer people’s prayers, but it’s not because that person played in public or not for God to give the effort to answer your prayers you have to go through the effort yourself to make the change to have those prayers answered. For example if you pray to do really good on a test to pass a class, you can’t just pray and expect them to be answered you have to actually study and make an effort in trying to pass. People also believe that praying publicly will discriminate people and cause bullying. This is false because there are hundreds of different religions with hundreds of different gods. Nobody needs to know who you are praying to, and you only need to pray to the God you believe in not the one everyone else is praying too. There are
Prayer in public schools has always been a “hot” and controversial topic. It is very emotional, and that makes people passionate about this subject. Prayer should never be included in public schools; prayer in the classroom deviates from the Founding Father’s vision, excludes other religious activities/rituals and ostracizes individuals who do not participate in prayer in the classroom.
For generations, children have said the Pledge of Allegiance in school, but many people might not know that the….
and ethical use of prayer including inner healing prayer, and Scripture in a Christian approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I want to review on the “A Biblical, Christian Approach to CBT, Implicit and explicit integration in therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that the author has briefly described. CBT has a spiritual roots or it is more religiously-oriented especially with in Christianity and Muslim traditions. According to Tan (2007), the use of prayer and sacred Scripture….
And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: And whatever good Ye send forth for your souls before you, ye shall find it with Allah: For Allah sees well all that ye do. (Quran 2:110)
Salat, usually translated into English as "prayer", is one of the five pillars of Islam. The other four pillars are the Declaration of Faith (Shahadah), charity (Zakah), fasting (Sawm), and the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). Salat should be performed five times a day: daybreak (Fajr), noon (Zuhr)….
and Dialogue (IRRD) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) with delegates from the World Evangelical Alliance.
[Official version authorised by the World Evangelical Alliance]
“The First Book of Common Prayer” of the Anglican (Episcopal) Church, authorized in
1549, says in its liturgy:
“There was never any thing by the wit of man so well devised, or so sure established,
which in continuance of time hath not been corrupted.”
This is even true of Christian….
What is prayer? Can God really hear me? Are my prayers being answered? Does prayer have power? Can prayer change my life and others? All of these are questions that Christians have daily that they are sometimes unsure of. These are questions from others whom are not believers in God at all. Is there proof that prayer really works? There has been a scientific study that prayer really works. Although they do not correlate that the fact of prayer is not necessary related to any religion it works. There….
Christian Clients’ Preferences Regarding Prayer as a Counseling Intervention
Journal Article Review
April 19, 2012
In Eriksen and Weld’s journal article, the writers contend that spirituality and prayer is being utilized more and more by mental health practitioners and counselors. The concept of prayer within the counseling session is something that was considered for a long time but the actual use of spirituality practices is more frequently being used today….
efficacy of prayer
A LONG ESSAY PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF POST GRADUATE STUDIES
OGUNYEMI, OLUWAFEMI AYOTUNDE
MATRIC NO: 60754
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE AWARD OF POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY
THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN BIBLE COLLEGE, REDEMPTION CAMP, OGUN STATE
Prayer ... is not a soliloquy. It is a dialogue between man and God. Prayer is conversation with a real Person who actually hears what is prayed and does something about it. Prayer has subjective….
today are without school prayer, most schools have replaced prayer, with a "Silent moment of reflection." Also, the assumption if there is a God or not is a big question as well. I think prayer should be re-instated into schools, because children should be able to express religion freely. I also feel that lack of discipline; youth pregnancy, dropouts, and violence in schools are other issues that can be more controllable if there were religious classes and school prayer.
Public schools exist to….
you about the power of prayer. While the reality of the topic has overwhelmed me this week, I have also been faced with the reality that, for the great majority of believers, the power of prayer is just something to talk about. The power of prayer is something we claim to believe but have never experienced. We nod our heads in agreement to its claims, but seldom take hold of it, except in times of extreme distress. We preach about praying, pray about praying, talk about praying, teach about praying….
Edward Estlin Cummings, more commonly known as E.E. Cummings, was an American and one of the most popular poets of the 20th Century. However, he was not only a poet; he was a playwright, painter, essayist, and an author. Nevertheless, he was more renowned for his romantic themed poetry, which dealt with the themes of love and nature. As a poet, E.E. Cummings liked to go against the norm and play with syntax and sentence structure. Conversely, this made it hard for some readers….