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Prayer must be a pointless activity because God doesn't answer

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Prayer must be a pointless activity because God doesn't answer? Prayer has a great purpose for many different reasons. For one reason it shows the way in which Christians respect and honour God. Even if God doesn't answer, surly God can still hear you and that is all that matters. He would honour your respect to persevere in prayer even though there was no verbal response. Just because there in no verbal response, doesn't mean there is no physical response. Say for example you were praying your mother would survive an operation and she did. Although God did not answer verbally he still answered physically and that is even better. ...read more.

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* It creates feelings of praise, love, wonder, repentance and commitment within the Christian. * It can be expressed in many different ways both as a community and as an individual. Prayer is pointless because surly if God doesn't answer, there is no God there. Prayer is similar to having a conversation but you don't see people having conversations with brick walls. Is there a point to having a conversation with something that doesn't answer back? When you say to someone how are you? You don't expect to hear an answer of the wind whistling through the trees. Prayer is a waste of time because instead of spending time praying, you could be doing something to help the community or even ...read more.

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The purpose of prayer is to allow people to think that there is someone in heaven to look after Granny, when she is dying in hospital. It is all psychological; God is the holder of all the keys. Pulling the strings on who enters and exits, so why should we not be allowed to pray, if it makes us feel better? Nothing is ever pointless in life because there is usually something that occurs as a consequence of it. Understanding what? And why? Is something far from our control and prayer is something that keeps it under our control being able to connect physically with God and from this point you can see, it is not his verbal answer's it is his physical actions that really make the difference. ...read more.

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