I've never visited this section before but does prayer work?

(30 Posts)
MrsPercyPig Thu 25-Jul-13 23:02:16

Devastating news within my family circle (not my immediate family) and I'm so heartbroken for the parents.

I can't do anything to help.

Should I pray? Will it achieve anything?

This may sound strange but I'm not sure what I should pray.

Sorry, am aware I'm not making much sense.

headinhands Tue 20-Aug-13 08:38:50

This is also the philosophy area which, as Wiki puts it, is;

the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[1][2] Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.[3]

Furthermore the op asked if we thought prayer worked. She was clearly fielding general opinions.

What HIH said. This board is not restricted to those who believe in some or other imaginary being, and the OP asked an open question. I don't go on threads discussing points of doctrine or whatever, but general threads are open to all.

expatinscotland Tue 20-Aug-13 19:11:48

I suppose it can help your own mental state and that of others if they know you are praying. But as to the question of whether it works on affecting the outcome, IME, no.

If you feel like praying, then do. If you don't, then don't and don't feel guilty about that.

expatinscotland Tue 20-Aug-13 19:12:53

And what MrsK said. Sorry for your loss. My daughter died last year, too.

MrsKwazii Wed 21-Aug-13 21:47:04

Totally agree Expat, and thank you. I know how hard the last year must have been for you after the death of your beautiful daughter - and how it throws so much into sharp relief and changes your perspective for ever.

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