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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 10 years ago

Christians: A person who is sick. PRAYER - why do some people continue to pray for the SAME sick over and over?

If you believe that the God that you serve has all of the power, even power to heal the sick. Why do you continue to Pray over the SAME sick person.

Doesn't the bible speak against this?

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  • 10 years ago
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    I believe God gives us wisdom in the bible .Some have fallen pray to doctors who feed them regularly on poisonss meds.after they've abused their bodies in various ways.and are in grave danger ,run to the "doctor" to heal them.or simply abuse themselves as a result of some mental disorder{over eating ,smoking ,drinking For the nerves}and the like.I believe reading the bible brings peace to a person,not worrying and getting stomach ulcers over things they cant control ect.living in the here and now ,making the most good of every moment.not being constricted with hatreds of all kinds.Gods wisdom says .do not partake in revenge,have mercy for others and I will have mercy for you.and wisdom to this effect.to prevent us from having bad hearts,high blood pressure ect.God says,relax ,just be humble .Ill take care of it all and you will see.!we need to get to the root of all sickness.and you are seeing the folly in continually praying for someone as though a miracle will happen .well the miracle is God giving us His word to study and do.without getting wisdom praying alone is useless when we refuse to obey God.

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  • 10 years ago

    The Bible speaks against vain repetition as the heathens. Chanting. The Bible also says pray without ceasing. I think most Christians know the difference between repetitious heathen chanting and praying without ceasing.

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  • Because prayer doesn't work. But they still believe that 'God' will answer their prayers, so they assume that they didn't pray enough. They pray a bunch of times, eventually the person gets better, they think that praying a bunch of times works, other people who know the sick person believe that praying a bunch of times works because of that, and the cycle goes on, and on, and on....

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Because it often works. An excellent way to help the sick is by praying the rosary for them daily. The Virgin Mary is Our Lady of Good Health.

    http://www.medjugorje.org/rosary.htm

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    No, not at all. "Pray without ceasing." "Ask and it will be given unto you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks the door will be opened."

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  • 10 years ago

    ....because IT DOESN'T WORK.

    "You shall know the Truth, and the truth shall piss thee off".

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