How Do You, Or Do You, Thank God When A Prayer Is Answered?

(4 Posts)
Tee2072 Fri 05-Oct-12 07:52:34

So I found out this week that one of clients is moving the work I do for them in house about 3 months sooner than expected. So I'm doing handover and we're parting ways. There goes a huge chunk of my income.

So I spent a good part of Wednesday praying for a new client to fill the gap and some sort of help financially, as we are pretty hand to mouth at the moment.

Yesterday, we got our PPI judgement. Nearly £5,000! And I signed a contract with a new, smaller but still new, client yesterday afternoon.

I obviously sent up a thank you. But it doesn't feel like enough.

I am not a church goer and don't really believe in a 'standard' God.

So how do you thank god or the universe or whomever when you get the help you need?

niminypiminy Fri 05-Oct-12 09:52:41

You must be so relieved. That's wonderful! I think saying thank you, and acting out that thankfulness in our lives is all God wishes for. Can you do something kind for someone else? Then you have acted out the thankfulness that you feel for the good thing that has happened to

crescentmoon Fri 05-Oct-12 14:47:40

yes i agree to pay it forward as well.

in my religion when something happens that means alot to you - if you won something or if you heard good news - then it is a recommendation to prostrate (with your head to the ground) twice. that is the first recommendation to act out the thankfulness. the idea being to humble oneself and remember God in the moment of feeling victorious. another common practise is to offer two units of prayer for gratitude. iv done both a few times in my life, always after receiving exam results!

MolotovBomb Mon 22-Oct-12 22:09:46

Like you, I'm not a standard believer, either ... But I've silently prayed for certain things and known that God (or whatever name we may give to that thing we know exists) has heard me. It's a wonderful feeling.

I like to think that God has heard me, and has understood that the thing I've asked for has been necessary. I don't ask for things from God unless I can't figure out what else to do. I usually close my eyes and pull my arms tightly towards myself and repeatedly say sincere 'thank-you's. Almost like I'm channelling the thanks to Heaven/the cosmos.

I always try to be kind and I act with the best intentions in my life. I help people if I can.

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