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So i was looking up prayers for forgiveness and there are some prayers that i couldn't remember, and i want to know is it alright to get my portable game system and go online with it and look up the prayer, so when i get stuck on a part of the prayer i can stop for a moment and look at the game system so i can remember what to say. i apologize if i offended anyone by asking this question thank you for reading and may God bless you

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Welcome to the site! I'd personally say ask God, if you can live with it it's fine, if you can't do not do it. At my church they sometimes write prayers down so they don't forget to pray for anyone. I think this is similar, it's OK if you feel OK about it. –  2pietjuh2 Dec 9 '13 at 8:33
Just like your last question, it matters more what the content of your prayers is and that you have an attitude of dependence on God, than the way you pray. Technology is neither right nor wrong! –  curiousdannii Dec 9 '13 at 9:25
I don't think God see's a difference between a computer and a game system. It's a means to an end. The same question could be asked about a computer. Would it be wrong to look up prayers on a computer you generally use for other things? –  Jeremy Dec 9 '13 at 9:39
Welcome to the site! As a new visitor, I'd recommend checking out the following two posts, which are meant to help newcomers "learn the ropes": help page and How we are different than other sites? As it stands, this type of question is off-topic here since it's primarily asking for opinions. –  David Stratton Dec 9 '13 at 13:30
This is too broad. You need to narrow this down to whose opinion you want on this. There are a lot of different kinds of Christians and some of them would differ on this issue. –  fredsbend Dec 9 '13 at 18:23
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When you have too many prayer points, write them down on a paper or any device. It's my own suggestion that you pray for one point at a time. First pray for point number one, say 'Amen', and then open your eyes and look at the second prayer point and continue your prayer again.

There is no rules for this but I believe that God deserves our sincerity and respect. We should give to God all the glory that He deserves. If we honor God, God will also honor us.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." (John 4:24, NIV)

"Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained. (1 Samuel 2:30, NIV)

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There were no portable game systems in bible times, so there is no direct answer to be found in the bible. The bible teaches us that prayer is people communicating with God. How you do that is up to you as long as it honours God. He sees what is in your heart, and knows why you are praying. Prayer should never be a formula; Jesus warns for that “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full (Mathew 6:5) Jesus invites us to check our motivations. Why do we pray? If you are motivated by honouring and loving God more, just speak from your heart, you do not need certain prayers. If they help you, that is fine. How you access certain prayers is irrelevant.

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This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. On this site, we're not looking for personal interpretation, but rather focusing on what various Christian groups teach. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer? –  David Stratton Dec 9 '13 at 13:29
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