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1- We are called in 1 Thes. 5:17 to "pray without ceasing" 2- We are called in Philip. 4:6 to "but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." 3- In 1 Tim 5 Paul could not heal Timothy & 2 Tim 4 Paul could not heal Trophemus. The Timothy letters were written around AD 62-66 and James around AD 62. We ...


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The common religious response is that God, in his infinite wisdom, knows what is best and that if he does not answer a prayer it is because the request is not part of his plan. However, Christians and non-believers seem to get the same amount of luck, both good and bad, and the same outcomes in recovery from illness or misfortune, whether or not prayers are ...


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The Christian may believe that his or her prayers led to the rapid recovery, leading in turn to the positive outcome of affirmation of faith. Beyond this, it is very possible that prayer never results in better outcomes than the absence of prayer. The John Templeton Foundation helped establish this in 2005, when it set out to prove whether intercessory ...


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Lutherans do pray: Pastor: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Congregation: Amen during a typical service just as it says in the online hymnal here: http://www.lutheran-hymnal.com/online/page5.html Or see an older 1912 source: ΒΆ The Congregation shall rise, and the Minister, standing at the Altar, shall say: ...


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It plainly reads prayer should be personal and private. There is no mention of prayer in public and your intentions. That interpretation is from man and churches who want to flaunt but state they are not.


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I'm not sure the premise of your question is correct. The Bible suggests that we pray for one another, and that such prayers do influence outcomes. For example: James 5:16 (NIV) 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Here's an ...



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