|12-03-2015, 01:31 AM||#1|
Joined: Nov 2015
From: Planet Earth
Time aspect of Prayer
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?
|12-03-2015, 01:42 AM||#2|
Joined: Jun 2011
From: Somewhere "in this immensity"
|12-03-2015, 04:59 AM||#3|
Joined: Oct 2014
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.