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Offline ipm

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how often do you pray?
« on: September 03, 2012, 09:24:00 PM »
How often do you pray each day? Why that number of times?

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 09:28:10 PM »
How often do you pray each day? Why that number of times?
I try to pray twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Doesn't always work out though :-[.

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 09:28:53 PM »
Why do you want to know? :)
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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 09:30:10 PM »
How often do you pray each day? Why that number of times?

Twice as a rule, and whenever else the occasion calls for it, of course.

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 09:51:16 PM »
I am asking because I think I don't pray enough. I see that it is a personal thing and that everyone's situation and journey is different. For me, I pray three times per day. but I want to increase that.

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 09:56:07 PM »
To be honest, perhaps once every three days when my conscience bothers me about it. Praying is so hard to me. And I develop these notions about God and begin to despair about my sin and it drives me further away from prayer. Please pray for me brothers, I know that I am on the path to destruction.
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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012, 09:58:22 PM »
I am asking because I think I don't pray enough. I see that it is a personal thing and that everyone's situation and journey is different. For me, I pray three times per day. but I want to increase that.

Ahh, ok, thank you. Sounds good, though from what I read the things important in prayer (in order of importance) are:

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My goal is to pray three times a day. I was doing good for a while but stumbled on Sunday and then again this morning. Back to it starting at evening prayers tonight! :)
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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 09:58:54 PM »
May God have mercy.

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 10:00:19 PM »
I am asking because I think I don't pray enough. I see that it is a personal thing and that everyone's situation and journey is different. For me, I pray three times per day. but I want to increase that.

Ahh, ok, thank you. Sounds good, though from what I read the things important in prayer (in order of importance) are:

Fervor
Consistency
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Amount of Praying

My goal is to pray three times a day. I was doing good for a while but stumbled on Sunday and then again this morning. Back to it starting at evening prayers tonight! :)

What does Asteriktos mean by consistency?
Apart from moral conduct, all that man thinks himself able to do in order to become acceptable to God is mere superstition and religious folly. - Immanuel Kant

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 10:02:29 PM »
From what I've read and been told, that it's better to pray a little each day consistently, rather than a lot one day, little the next, none the next, a lot the fourth day, etc.

Or was that a joke based on my user name?  :angel:
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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 11:38:48 PM »
I try to pray as much as I can.  Certainly at meals.   I often say the Jesus prayer through several moments of the day.

At night I may read the psalms as I fall asleep.

We also pray as a family once a day to do the Lord's will.

But it is NOT enough seriously.  Look, we all have the same target and we need prayer guys!

If you don't have anything to pray for, please I beg of you, pray for me!    I need all I can get!  ::)

I'm serious too!  But also, we should all pray for one another as often as possible.   This world is one twisted up sinful place, and we are brothers and sisters in Christ.
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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 05:47:22 AM »
I try to pray three times each day, however, I don't always succeed because of school, work, laziness etc. and sometimes I get it boiled down to just the Lords Prayer.
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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 06:09:14 AM »
A short prayer in the morning (the Lord prayer) when I wake up, a short one before meals, and before sleep.

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 08:31:25 AM »
That's one of these things I wonder how often people do. But there is a danger of proud or contrary: discouragement, because other people pray more than me.

The basic for me are Morning and Evening prayers, one psalm, Jesus Prayer, some short prayers for my family, friend etc. I also say short prayer before and after the meal (but stills working on it, as sometiems I forget about it). During fasts and great feasts I try to pray much more.

But, actually I think the more important things is the quality than the quantity of prayer.
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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 09:16:04 AM »
Maybe the question should be: do you spend more time in prayer or on this forum?

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2012, 10:06:41 AM »
Maybe the question should be: do you spend more time in prayer or on this forum?

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2012, 01:14:24 PM »
Not nearly enough.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: how often do you pray?
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2012, 01:15:01 PM »
Maybe the question should be: do you spend more time in prayer or on this forum?

Good question.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.