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What is the reason for prayer?

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What is the reason for prayer?

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[print] [email] Aside from all that is superself in the experience of praying, it should be remembered that ethical prayer is a splendid way to elevate one’s ego and reinforce the self for better living and higher attainment. Prayer induces the human ego to look both ways for help: for material aid to the subconscious reservoir of mortal experience, for inspiration and guidance to the superconscious borders of the contact of the material with the spiritual… Prayer must never be so prostituted as to become a substitute for action. All ethical prayer is a stimulus to action and a guide to the progressive striving for idealistic goals of superself-attainment. (91:3.5, Pg 997) While the nonselfish type of prayer is strengthening and comforting, materialistic praying is destined to bring disappointment and disillusionment as advancing scientific discoveries demonstrate that man lives in a physical universe of law and order. The real prayer of faith always contributes to the augmentation o

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Prayer is a superstitious activity… like when someone blows on dice before rolling them in hopes of getting a good roll. People pray in hopes of changing the outcome of events that they have no direct control over.

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Prayer is communication with God – not just talking to Him but listening too. God is many things to me – including my friend. It’s hard to maintain a friendship if you don’t communicate with that friend.

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[back][print] [email] Aside from all that is superself in the experience of praying, it should be remembered that ethical prayer is a splendid way to elevate one’s ego and reinforce the self for better living and higher attainment. Prayer induces the human ego to look both ways for help: for material aid to the subconscious reservoir of mortal experience, for inspiration and guidance to the superconscious borders of the contact of the material with the spiritual… Prayer must never be so prostituted as to become a substitute for action. All ethical prayer is a stimulus to action and a guide to the progressive striving for idealistic goals of superself-attainment. (91:3.5, Pg 997) While the nonselfish type of prayer is strengthening and comforting, materialistic praying is destined to bring disappointment and disillusionment as advancing scientific discoveries demonstrate that man lives in a physical universe of law and order. The real prayer of faith always contributes to the augmenta

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