(Closed) Trouble with praying

posted 6 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cassandra102012:  

I was just talking to my friend about this the other week. I was always wondering do you just talk to him, how do you talk to him etc. I usually just talk to him. However, lately it has some how come more naturally for me with using prayers. Our father, Hail Mary, etc. I’m Catholic and Mexican and my grandmother passed away 3 weeks ago. We use the Rosary prayer and say it for 9 days some time after the person has passed. My grandmother prayed more than she probably slept so I feel like it’s more natural for me to pray especially for her.

Is there a prayer book you can get?  

ETA: When I was younger I would do the sign of the cross and name my friends and family as people to watch over. As I got older it was more talking (God, Jesus, other Saints). Now I talk to them and use prayers. No matter what for me I always feel it’s not complete until I do the sign of the cross.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just talk to Him, but I find it wretchedly difficult to do so when leading a prayer in front of others. I thank God for my many blessings, ask for guidance in my life, and thank Him for things instead of asking for them. Like, Thank you Lord for giving us a way tohave the wedding we want, thank you for giving us the solution, – I thank Him inadvance cause I trust Him and that His will be done. If you are having a hard time maybe stick to being grateful and listing off your blessings:)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do you have any daily devotionals?  There are a lot where they close each days meditation with a prayer that it more talking to God.  Starting with some of these can be a good way to get comfortable with something other then the lords prayer.  Or if you aren’t super comfortable just talking to him as prayer, start with one you know like the serenity prayer and try to add one sentence at the end each time you say it Like “and the wisdom to know the difference between the two. Thank you for the beautiful weather today”.  The more you try the less awkward it feels.  

I was raised with memorized prayers, and the joined a methodist church that uses a more direct conversation approach to praying and it took me a few months for it to feel natural.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just talk rather then try and come up with a formal prayer.  It’s basically like He’s there in front of me and we are having a conversation.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just talk to him freely.

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