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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    What the hell is that?
    You're asking what's the Lord's Prayer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    I've never seen anybody praying aloud other than in church, and never been asked to pray aloud except at Bible study or maybe at another family's house been asked to give the blessing or some such. Where do people pray aloud other than in those circumstances?
    On the street corners of my small town. I kid you not. Preaching to the people who walked by.
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    I remember hearing from my pastor that there is a verse in the bible that essentially says that to God, a said verse is more real to him than a thought verse. This also fits with a verse that says that the hardest thing to control is one's will to speak (or not to speak) things. When someone overcomes this in the direction of the Lord, it is considered a better praise or prayer.

    I have problems reading the bible is what I have... I need one for home and one for church so I never forget it.

    I also find that people who pray eloquently sound similar to much of the folk poetry I read, such as the Kalevala or this book of Celtic poetry I have. I think it is an ability learned to make long prayers more bearable. My pastor has a story about his times learning to pray for a half hour every night. "God bless my uncle _____, and my aunt ______ and the pastor, and the neighbor down the street...."

    Even if it's the trueness to your heart that matters, eloquence is still nicer to listen to.
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    There are no atheists in fox-holes where feeling uncomfortable is the least of your problems.

    But the nicest prayer is prayer shared by two people.

    You ask you friend what would you like you to pray for. And you ask them to tell you something specific in time and place. And then of course you pray for it - again very specifically.

    Then your friend asks you what would you like them to pray for. And you tell them something very specific. And they pray specifically just for that.

    And you do this turn an turn about, say every third or fourth day.

    This form of shared prayer has many advantages.

    First it is reciprocal and equal.

    And second it is specific and proceeds step by step.

    But what God thinks of it, God only knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    There are no atheists in fox-holes where feeling uncomfortable is the least of your problems.
    What do you mean by that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmileyMan View Post
    What do you mean by that?
    It's a common saying, "There are no atheists in fox-holes".

    And of course fox-holes are holes dug in the ground from which infantry fight.

    And the saying means that when your life is threatened, it seems quite natural to pray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    And the saying means that when your life is threatened, it seems quite natural to pray.
    What does that have to do with anything in this thread?
    And it depends on the person whose life is threatened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmileyMan View Post
    What does that have to do with anything in this thread?
    And it depends on the person whose life is threatened.
    Well, if your life is threatened, it is unlikely you will feel uncomfortable praying in front of people.

    And yes, you are right - it depends upon the person.

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    I Can pray in front of other people if I believe it. I'm not comfortable praying in front of other people just because it seems the thing to do at the time. i.e. command preformance.
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    If a certain way of praying makes you uncomfortable, than don't pray like that. I'm pretty sure that there's a passage in Matthew where Jesus says that you should pray privately. Then, you know that you're doing it for you and God and not to be seen by other people for reputation's sake. That's what I was reminded of when you mentioned people that "you can tell love God because of the way they pray." That shouldn't be how you gauge love for God anyways.
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