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Old 12-03-2015, 02:31 AM   #1
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Time aspect of Prayer

Hi all,

Some time ago someone told a story. He said that someone was driving a car and the breaks failed. He prayed and a short distance ahead, there was a ramp he drove up on and stopped. So the idea was that God knew he would pray and had somehow a ramp built many years ago.

An equally "ridicules" example to illustrate the point. If I do an online exam, submit my answers and have to wait for the grade. Is there any point in praying then? If payer transcends time, then yes but if it does not, then no amount of pure prayers will make any difference.

The idea begin that prayer exceeds or transcends our perception of time. What do you all think? Do we have anything in the Writings that touches upon the time perspective of prayers?

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Old 12-03-2015, 02:42 AM   #2
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Hi all,

Some time ago someone told a story. He said that someone was driving a car and the breaks failed. He prayed and a short distance ahead, there was a ramp he drove up on and stopped. So the idea was that God knew he would pray and had somehow a ramp built many years ago.

An equally "ridicules" example to illustrate the point. If I do an online exam, submit my answers and have to wait for the grade. Is there any point in praying then? If payer transcends time, then yes but if it does not, then no amount of pure prayers will make any difference.

The idea begin that prayer exceeds or transcends our perception of time. What do you all think? Do we have anything in the Writings that touches upon the time perspective of prayers?

Thanks
Yes, I would say that praying after a test is completed, would not preclude God from assisting you if it were his will to intervene in such a matter. As you have said, God is not bound by time, and if he heard your prayer in the present he could answer it in the past. That being said, I would not recommend the divine intervention method of test preparation.

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Old 12-03-2015, 05:59 AM   #3
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Trusting prayers is one thing. But turning off one's brain and replacing careful thought with total reliance on prayer is another thing.

It's probably a good idea in case of brake failure, to switch to a lower gear.

In general, I've learned to be careful with prayers for a specific purpose. Saying general prayers - prayerfulness - is a lot better, at least to my mind.

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