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View Poll Results: Public Prayer
Yes I pray in public - Outloud 10 14.29%
Yes I pray in public - Silently to myself 28 40.00%
No I don't want to offend others but I do pray 1 1.43%
No way would I let others see me pray 4 5.71%
No I don't pray. 27 38.57%
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:01 AM #1
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Prayer in Public?

So with so much seperation of Church and State and the banning of prayer in schools who here still prays in public. I am not in school at all. Those days ar beyond me, but I do pray OUTLOUD with my family when we sit at a resturant. I am just curious if other do that or not.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:09 AM #2
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Me and a friend were at Boston Pizza last night and I prayed out loud before we ate.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:12 AM #3
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I don't pray, but I feel that people have the right to pray out loud.
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separation of church and state, not being a constitutional issue is another topic. however, I do pray in public as the need arises and though I voted out loud, sometimes out loud is not appropriate.
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It depends on the situation. If we are blessing a meal. Even if we are in public we will pray outloud. If we are a really large group (big family) we will just pray silently.

On a regular basis you can catch me in prayer almost all the time. Drefish99 = Prayer Warrior that is usually done silently. Already enough crazies in Suckago talking to themselves outloud.
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Silently to myself - I'm not trying to impress anyone.
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I personally don't pray out loud, but that is my personality, if you do (IM NOT SAYING ITS WRONG) be careful what heart you do it with.

Mathew 5:5-8 "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 men. I tell you the truth, they have recieved their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for you Father knows what you need before you ask him."

I love seeing people pray outloud when they use it as a witness, but be careful not to use it in the wrong way.
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I do not pray anywhere, myself, but I believe it is well within an individuals rights to pray anywhere they are not obstructing anyone else.
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:07 PM #9
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I personally do not pray, but if you want to pray in public (without coercing others to do the same, of course), that is your prerogative and I'll say nothing to stop you.
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I personally don't pray out loud, but that is my personality, if you do (IM NOT SAYING ITS WRONG) be careful what heart you do it with.

Mathew 5:5-8 "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 men. I tell you the truth, they have recieved their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for you Father knows what you need before you ask him."

I love seeing people pray outloud when they use it as a witness, but be careful not to use it in the wrong way.
Yeah, that can certainly applies in an environment full of Christians but there is certainly no open reward for praying in a public place where most people are likely not Christians.
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I personally don't pray out loud, but that is my personality, if you do (IM NOT SAYING ITS WRONG) be careful what heart you do it with.

Mathew 5:5-8 "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 men. I tell you the truth, they have recieved their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for you Father knows what you need before you ask him."

I love seeing people pray outloud when they use it as a witness, but be careful not to use it in the wrong way.

Yea, exactly - if you pray in public go ahead, but it's when you go "HEY EVERYONE, CHECK ME OUT, I'M A CHRISTIAN AND I AM PRAYING!! IN PUBLIC!!" that annoys me.
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I don't, but I also don't have a problem with anyone who does.

Actually, we have a sizable population of Amish/Mennonite around here, who turn up once in a while in various restaraunts. Their faith is very evident, and appears somewhat "out of place" at, say, Dairy Queen. It's an interesting clash of cultures at times, but most of those stories I'll save for another thread.
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I have a LOUD family but when we eat out we always pray out loud the common table prayer. We always pray before each meal but we are not LOUD about the prayer though. We pray but we don't disrupt others around us when we do.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:26 PM #14
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I've prayed out loud before. I've prayed silently. Meh, whats the big deal? I just try to stay out of the way where I won't be in people's way. Last thing I'd want to do is get run over by some bike courier
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even if my family goes to taco bell, we join hands and pray at their crappy tables in front of everyone. we ask for god to bless our disgusting meal, but really i think we're just praying we don't get diarhea.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:54 PM #16
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I pray silently alot in public, like before tests and stuff. Really helps calm me down.
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Silently to myself - I'm not trying to impress anyone.
Same and also I don't pray outloud because I belive that people who dont belive your way shouldn't have to hear you.
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I dont believe in praying out loud, its supposed to be a conversation between you and God imo, not shouting so others can hear you. God has good ears, he doesnt need you to shout
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separation of church and state, not being a constitutional issue is another topic. however, I do pray in public as the need arises and though I voted out loud, sometimes out loud is not appropriate.


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If I an alone in public i pray in silence, but if I am in public with my family or a Group of Christians I will pray out loud. This is not to draw attention to myself but to give others in the group to pray with me and for the same need.
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Depends, when I say grace with a fellow Christian, I say outloud. Usually I keep it to myself when a non-Christian is there though.
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