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Do you pray before going to bed?

Asked by 2late2be (2292points) June 5th, 2008 from iPhone

I’m sleepy, I already did my prayers, all of you, have a good night, answer my question, I’ll check it out in a few hours… I LOVE FLUTHER!!! AND YOU GUYS!!

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Allie's avatar

I don’t necessarily recite a prayer, but I express how thankful I am for everything I have. I’ll admit I don’t do this every night.

iwamoto's avatar

i see no reason why i should pray, there’s not gonna be an answer from the other side, even if he did exist, i’m sure he despises me as much as i despise the idea of him…

i just listen to a podcast and doze off….

Notreallyhere's avatar

we love you too, sweet dreams

TheHaight's avatar

Iwamoto, you sound like such a negative nancy. Bless you!!!

But reallly, I havent said a prayer before bed since I was little. I reflect on my day, think about random things, etc.

wildflower's avatar

I fluff my pillow, set my alarm and doze off.

iwamoto's avatar

nah, i’m a realy happy boy, i just don’t like the idea of god, haha

…did i mention i write poetry in my journal before i go to bed, it’s usually a title in the line of “the infinite blackness” or “why don’t you understand me”....and then i do my hair, don’t want my coupe to get messed during the night…

wildflower's avatar

iwamoto!! You’re so EMO!

iwamoto's avatar

stopt it wildflower, you don’t get me, nobody does…i feel such a major depression coming up, better get my notebook out

jrpowell's avatar

I can barely manage to get my shoes off before bed. Do you think I would remember to pray?

And I don’t believe in god.

judochop's avatar

I pray daily and nightly. Cheers all, much love.

Trustinglife's avatar

Before I go to bed, I always write down 3 success or miracles from the day. Occasionally I have to stretch for it, but usually it’s surprisingly easy.

When I remember, as I lie in bed I call up what I’m grateful for and try to really feel it in my heart.

jnglejo's avatar

Religion is dangerous! I talk from personal experience having been both a ‘born again’ christian and a morman. All the time I was involved with religion I was made to feel inadequate and guilty. God in any form is just a made up conception for people to lean on when their lives aren’t going very well. Now I am free of religion I can breathe again.

nocountry2's avatar

I say my unambiguosly addressed prayers and thank my lucky stars for my life, my loved ones, my opportunities, and the ability to make choices every day

Spargett's avatar

If God has a predefined divine plan, then what’s the point of prayer, since everything has already been decided based on his all knowing will.

Skyrail's avatar

Nope. I don’t.

Trustinglife's avatar

Is anyone “up there” listening? Does it really matter?
Feels good.

playthebanjo's avatar

just out of curiosity…when you all pray, is it for things to happen or to thank things that have already happened?

Skyrail's avatar

Well although I don’t pray before I sleep when I pray at other times I pray for both, thankful for what I prayed for the last time and then praying for things, whether it be for the welfare of my family or to help me get me through my exams heh.

PupnTaco's avatar

No. But I find your question sweet in an innocent way.

Pray before bed awwwww

trogdor_87's avatar

I pray whenever I feel like it…I don’t view it as a chore that I need to do before bed (and that was not a diss at anybody who does). But its not really praying for me, mostly jut conveying my ideas in the third person…I’m agnostic…so I don’t view god as a human figure. Its kind of hard for me to state what I believe so I am just going to leave it at that.
But I am all for those who do pray and follow their religion.

Skyrail's avatar

I guess even if you don’t believe in a god ‘praying’ of any sort allows you to set out your thoughts and just be thankful for what has happened in recent times.

iwamoto's avatar

but…who are you thankfull too if it’s all just random ?

Skyrail's avatar

Isn’t it just nice to appreciate the good things that have happened, the things that make us realise that the world isn’t 100% bad? I did phrase it kind of badly as being thankful suggests you are showing thankfulness towards someone.

playthebanjo's avatar

Don’t forget to thank yourself for all of the contributions you make. Each of your actions has an effect on others.

Skyrail's avatar

Let’s hope all of our personal actions have good effects on other people eh? ;)

Trance24's avatar

No, but I do meditate most of the time.

delirium's avatar

When I was younger, I flirted with the notion of god for a while. Those days… I did pray every night. I found myself, however, lengthening it and trying to thik of everything that I could possible ask to be helped. I didn’t think it was fair to ask a god to bless my parents and not my friends parents… or to just take care of the problems that I knew about. I also thought it was greedy to ask about my issues. What about people whose lives are thousands of times harder than mine…. It got more and more complicated. I would ask about the old gods, and why a new god was more valid…. and so on and so forth.

I think that I might have, eventually, prayed myself in to atheism.

connet's avatar

Yes I do pray. I recall all my activities done in the morning and repent in front of God whenever I commit mistake.

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