Wandering Mind...

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Friday, July 08, 2005

Honest Prayers....Anyone?

I read an article from one of Ka Uro's blog about prayers and his last phrase made me think somehow..."Isn’t it better for me then to simply not pray than pray pretending that I’m praying?".

I absolutely agree with that perspective, some people now are uttering memorized sentences and phrases they call prayers,(no offense meant) without really expressing their true sentiments.It's repetitious and mechanical. In my opinion, prayer should not be that way.

Prayer is an expression of thanks, joys and requests....or simply an honest communication toward the all-knowing God. And since He is all-knowing, bago ka pa lang lumapit alam na Nya gusto mo, kaya kung ang "prayers" natin eh yung paulit-ulit na kinakabisado without that true sentiments, eh baka sabihin ng Diyos sa atin na....Hoy! mga ineng, utoy, ale, mama....lokohin nyo na lang lelong n'yo wag Ako!!...At pag medyo sosyal pa yung nananalangin sa Kanya na pa inglis-inglish pa, siguro ito sasabihin Nya.....Hey! You talkin' to Me!??...Tell it to the marines!...(siguro lang po!)joke!

God doesn't expect us to be perfect in all sense, for He very well knows we can't, on our own, but He does insist us (I believe) to be completely honest when we approach Him.

Matthew 6:7-8
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your father knoweth what things ye have need before ye ask Him.(KJV)

...Indeed!...Honesty is still the best policy.....,especially in prayers...


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