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Why do we pray?


Why do we pray?

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Visitor Comments: 19

(19) The Herzlia Grade Six Class, June 23, 2011 12:29 PM

This is why.

The reason we pray is because if we believe there is someone out there trying to make your hopes come true, we want to believe it. The worse the situation, the more we think "I know there is someone listening." If G-d intended for us to pray for no reason, just for his pleasure, he wouldn't have let bad things happen in this world. We all depend on the fact that love and trust in Hashem is all it takes for miracles to come true. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. But the people who believe in him when they pray, as opposed to just hoping he's there, those are the people who get their miracle. Maybe not exactly what they asked for, but Hashem hears us all and gives us what he thinks we need and knows he can change.

(18) Anonymous, March 16, 2011 10:42 PM

its so sad and i really dont no y its put under jewlarious

I have a friend who has a sister sorta like that and i really admire her for not always being a pesamist about her sisters health

(17) Anonymous, November 13, 2010 7:53 PM

somtimes g-d says no!

(16) Bea, November 9, 2010 10:47 PM

To Anonymous (#21)

Your comments are very nice, but you are wrong on the point that prayer "was popularized immediately prior to and subsequent the destruction of the second temple when the Rabbis became ascendant and changed much of our religion." First of all: the Rabbis NEVER changed our religion! It always was the same. Some of the Talmud is just written down practices that were done before but never written, and others are things that were done to strengthen existing practices. Second: You may not know this, but a sacrifice without prayer is worthless. Everyone prayed before the formal writing down of a specific format. The only difference was that they didn't say the exact same words that are printed in our prayerbook. Those people were en tuned to the spiritual world so well that they knew exactly what to say and how to say it .

(15) Anonymous, November 7, 2010 11:51 PM

G_d always answers prayers.

the answer may not be the one you seek, but the one that G_d wants you to have. His will be done. Amen.

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