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« on: November 20, 2010, 10:49:30 PM »

I prefer to pray inside of my head rather than saying the words...is that okay? Let me know~ Shocked
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 11:19:11 PM »

Welcome to the forum!

I'm not an expert on prayer, but I'm sure that God can hear us even if we pray without speaking the words out loud.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 11:25:08 PM »

I prefer to pray inside of my head rather than saying the words...is that okay? Let me know~ Shocked
Of course. God hears, whether you say it or not.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 11:43:02 PM »

Yep, I second and third that, but I must forwarn you, if you're not verrry careful you might just find yourself praying in your heart.  Wink

(Which happens to be a pretty wonderful place to pray.)
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 03:08:18 AM »

I've read somewhere that praying in your head (or your heart) is a safer way to pray because Satan can't hear them and thereby tempt you to stop. Has anyone else ever heard this ?
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 03:11:30 AM »

I haven't heard that, but it kind of makes sense.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 01:05:55 PM »

But how can Satan not hear our thoughts?
Then what about people who hear voices, is that not in some cases a sign of demonic possession?
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 01:44:23 PM »

But how can Satan not hear our thoughts?

It seems to me to stand to reason that the demons hear our thoughts- that is, after all, how angels communicate.

From what I've read, mental prayer is an ideal, but vocal prayer can be important for maintaining focus. Beginners in prayer should maintain vocal prayer (when they are alone) until there is a natural transition into mental prayer. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2010, 07:50:19 PM »

I prefer to pray inside of my head rather than saying the words...is that okay? Let me know~ Shocked

Yes.  If you really have mastered this then you have progressed much farther than I have! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 08:08:55 PM »

I've read somewhere that praying in your head (or your heart) is a safer way to pray because Satan can't hear them and thereby tempt you to stop. Has anyone else ever heard this ?
wow!  how true!  a woman who claimed to be a "medium" said that, if I didn't talk to them out loud, my grandparents and other spirits can't hear me (she was encouraging me to talk to spirits). 
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2010, 08:38:51 PM »

I am not so sure that the demons can hear our thoughts, but I think that they would be able to tell when we are praying, even if it is not verbal. My two cents.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2010, 09:54:32 PM »

I've read somewhere that praying in your head (or your heart) is a safer way to pray because Satan can't hear them and thereby tempt you to stop. Has anyone else ever heard this ?
wow!  how true!  a woman who claimed to be a "medium" said that, if I didn't talk to them out loud, my grandparents and other spirits can't hear me (she was encouraging me to talk to spirits). 

Forgive me, but I think if someone thinks that he can avoid demonic temptation by not reciting prayers vocally, he has greatly underestimated the cunning and power of the demons. On the other hand, he also underestimates the power of the name of Jesus to dispel demons.
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