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« Reply #2: May 06, 2007, 07:00:07 pm »

I was just wondering how people felt about when people say they're praying for you when you don't ask for it.  I think prayer is a very powerful form of spellwork that pretty much every religion uses whether they think of it as a spell or magick or not.  I've gotten to the point now where I am ok with it as long as the intent of the prayer coincides with the goal I want for myself, but I have a problem when people say, "I'll pray for you to come back to the Lord,"  or, "I pray every night that you change your mind," or, "I'll pray for you that you stop doing [insert something I do they don't agree with]".  To me it seems like more of a negative thing than a positive thing. 

I had a lot of people "praying" for me when I got pregnant with my son, but my husband and I decided to wait to get married after he was born- on our originally scheduled date.  It didn't really do much except strengthen my resolve that I was doing the right thing.  Maybe that would make it more of a positive thing because of my personality... but I was wondering what everyone else's opinion was.

I don't have a problem with it if someone wants to pray for me, no matter which God(s) they are praying to or which format they use. I do understand the concern, and find it a little offensive, if someone is praying for something that I do not want for myself. However I don't work myself into a tizzy about it, because I figure I'm stronger than their prayers when it comes to my own life.
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