May 5, 2003 at 11:49 am #63752anakebabParticipant
Hi to all exisiting members.
I have been watching the John Edward show for a while now and have heard John talking about offering prayers up to those who have passed over.
This makes a lot of sense to me and as a lapsed (very) Catholic I have seen my mother pay to have 30 masses said for decesased relatives in the past.
But: am I the only person who doesn’t know how to pray. I haven’t been to church since I was a child really. What do I do? buy a prayer book and just read from it? make up my own prayers?
I am really stuck on this as I would love to pray for the people I know who have crossed over but I really don’t know where to start.
AnaMay 5, 2003 at 12:10 pm #86606JudeParticipant
Hello, Ana :wave: and welcome to the board!
I feel quite sure that you’re not alone in not knowing how to pray! I really think it’s a matter of preference, however. Some people like to make them up, use their own, while others prefer the more traditional. Personally, I prefer to use a combination of the two.
You may be interested in looking through the Prayers and Meditations sub-forum, which is located in the Spiritual, Religious, Scriptural Forum here:
On the right side, choose to Show threads – “from the beginning.” There are quite a few threads and many of our favorite prayers listed there.
Good luck, and again, welcome! :DMay 5, 2003 at 12:42 pm #86607DonParticipant
Hi Ana. It’s a wonderful question and wonderful that you’re exploring prayer. I would view prayer as whatever way you feel comfortable in communicating with your Maker. If that’s a quiet time to just talk, or singing in the shower or dancing around a campfire, it makes no difference – use whatever method makes you comfortable.
Good luck… you’ve opened a door to a wonderful world. :)May 5, 2003 at 1:21 pm #86608anakebabParticipant
Thank you TxJude and Don.
What a wonderful welcome.
I’m looking forward to being a part of this community.
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