(Closed) Prayer?

posted 6 years ago in Christian
  • poll: Salvation Prayer During Ceremony?
    Yes it is okay : (11 votes)
    11 %
    No it is inappropriate : (60 votes)
    61 %
    What is a salvation pray? : (28 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I voted for “what is a salvation prayer”, because I don’t know, but my first reaction is if it has to do with praying for the audience’s salvation and/or requesting the audience to pray for yours, I would lean towards no. However, it’s your wedding, and if this is important to you & you know that everyone in attendance is a believer, then go for it!

    Post # 5
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    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am not entirely sure what that is, but if you want it in your ceremony, you should have it.  If people don’t want to participate, they don’t have to.

    Post # 6
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    People came to the wedding to celebrate with you and not to deal with being asked to accept Jesus.  I’m  an active christian but I dont think a wedding is the right time to try to win over non christian friends and family.

    Post # 7
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    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think it’s a perfect thing to do!

    Not only are your guests able to see Christ in you & your hubby, and what He is for your lives through your ceremony & love for each other… but will give them the chance to start that for themselves!

    I say DO IT!

    Post # 8
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    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @knvprincess143: I would be turned off by that.  I would get over it, and wouldn’t storm out of the church or anything but it would annoy me.  I think it’s because I would be stepping out of my comfort zone already to attend a Christian service to support a friends wedding, and then I’m being told that my beliefs aren’t good enough.  But, I don’t know exactly what the prayer would consist of, so that might change my opinion too.  

    Post # 9
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @knvprincess143:

    It would be to give others a chance to accept Jesus, as I know a lot of my firends and family haven’t.  If they don’t want to pray it, they don’t have to.

    NO. If you are religious it is your choice to have a religious ceremony or a prayer prior to dinner. But to have a prayer that insinuates that others should accept your religion in my opinion is inappropriate.

    Not everyone believes there is a higher being or that yours is the one. This equates to trying to force your religion down my throat and will personally leave a bad taste in my mouth.

    ETA: I am not religious in the least so I would not leave your wedding because of it. But I assume others that are devout “insert religion that does not believe in Jesus” would have a lot to say about it!

    Post # 10
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Okay, so I just searched “salvation prayer” on Google…and I would be VERY uncomfortable if I was encouraged to participate in it during your wedding. If you & your husband want to say it, fine, sure. But I don’t think that it’s appropriate to use peer pressure to coerce your friends & family into accepting something they’re not comfortable with.

    Your ceremony is meant to be about you & your husband. And, for some people, that means you & your husband’s relationship with God/Jesus/Allah/[insert other religious figure here] — but it is most certainly NOT meant to affirm your guests’ relationship with the same.

    If you really want to do it, maybe work it in as an optional addition to grace at the reception.

    Post # 11
    Member
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t think your wedding is the place to try and “save” the souls of others.  It would make me feel very uncomfortable if I attended a wedding at which this was done.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t think its appropriate. 

    Post # 14
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Well…

    On the one hand it’s your ceremony and you should incorporate elements that speak to you.

    On the other hand, is your wedding really the appropriate time to ask your friends to accept Jesus? Food for thought.

    Post # 15
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    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it’s inappropriate.  As a guest, I would get over it, but I would be quite turned off.  Guests are there to celebrate with you, and you can incorporate Jesus & prayer into as much of the ceremony as you want where it pertains to you & your husband – but asking others to accept Jesus at your wedding?  I don’t like it.

    Post # 16
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @knvprincess143:

    I think it is WONDERFUL that you want to give your money gifts to a homeless shelter and are in the position to do so.

    But I fail to see the correlation between that and saying the Salvation Prayer.

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