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Do Prayers Really Have Effect On Our Lives? And Are The Effects Positive?

This looks like a mischevious and obvious question, but on closer examination in is a profound thought provoking question.

Now we in the third world pray so many times a day.

We wake up early in the morning and offer prayer before we leave for work or school, we pray before we start work or school, we pray before each meal, we pray before the start of any event and at the end. Finally, we pray before we hit the pillow at nights. And most of us do that day in day out for decades on end.

In contrast, compare the first world. They do very little daily praying. In fact i had never seen the usual lets close our eyes and pray to Jesus or mohammed before the start or close of any social event in america or europe. In fact during the Last US elections i did not hear a single prayer. Even when Obama won, He did not start a long prayer session and attribute his victory to God, he attributed it to the american people. Back here, the winner would call long prayer session after rigging his way to power by killing, and stealing and then attribute his victory to God, supported by the holiest pastor and imam in the land.

So what have we gained as a people with all these prayers? All the indices for development are about the poorest in the world, our people live in abject poverty, while the chinese wo do not pray wants to go to the moon. The feed and cloth us now anyway.

So should we not stop praying and start thinking and working for prosperity?

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To join an online prayer group where you get notification on your phones about who is praying for you, where in the world they are and how many people are praying for you, try this application called www.prayer-buddies.com

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To join an online prayer group where you get notification on your phones about who is praying for you, where in the world they are and how many people are praying for you, try this application called www.prayer-buddies.com

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Prayer works 24/7/365 but you need to have the right tools in place. Saying prayer does not work is almost like saying, seeds never germinate. GOD is a GOD of rules, regulations and especially systems. If all things are equal and you plant your seed, it should germinate, grow and produce its like and the system will continue. That system can fail if any of the necessary ingridients or factors become affected or adulterated from the origibal requirements.

Prayer has its own principles and failure to apply these principles can affect one's expectation for desired results. You need to consider first the grounds from which the prayer proceeds from (heart), the purpose of the prayer (self or kingdom), the power behind prayer (Word of GOD and faith), the environment (concentration or distraction).

Human beings seem to understand the principle of sowing and reaping. We have even used technology to aid the principles of sowing and reaping so diligently that we get good harvest results, but when it comes to prayer, we fail to acknowlege that it has its own principles, and they have to be followed as diligently as that of sowing and reaping. I have heard from several great men that practise make perfect, some actually say it differently i.e. repetition is the master of perfection.

When we take time to master the principles of sowing, we will definitely reap without fail. In like manner, when we take time to master the principles of "Prayer", we will reap the results expected.

The question really is, How many people really spend time to understand the principles of "Prayer" and master it to perfection? Not many I suppose, but I trust that those who understand this principles can surely bare testimony that he who gave us ears to hear, surely hears our prayers when we master the principles of prayer. Either anyone likes it or not, GOD will not change is principles for anyone, regardless of where you are in the world, the principles of sowing and reaping will work for you provided you hold on to its fundamental principles.

Remember, you can never attain perfection if you dont try. It is better to strive for perfection than not to try at all. Not trying is really very risky and you should not expect the returns of perfection to happen to those who never tried at all.

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