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« Reply #4: May 06, 2007, 07:20:43 pm »

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 think prayer is something completely different than magic. Magic is using your force of will to change reality. Prayer is asking a deity to change reality for you if he/she wants to. This, however, doesn't really affect your basic question. Smiley

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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 figure they have the right to pray to their God or Gods for whatever they want. As it is usually Christians who do this, I just assume that the Christian deity have enough morals not to honor such selfish requests about other people. After all, if he is all-powerful and all-knowing as Christians claim and wanted everyone to do/not do X, he could easily "make it so" -- he would not need to wait for some follower to ask him to in a specific case. As he hasn't, I have to assume that he either cannot or will not in general so is unlikely to do so on a case-by-case prayer request basis.
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