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  • Jeremy

    Nice post Tony

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  • http://WhyNotPray Mark Armstrong

    How about why I don’t pray. I long to pray because I would like to feel closer to God. I don’t pray because I am afraid that I won’t feel closer to God and it will be a dry as a bone, mechanical miserable experience. I have felt this way for years and am really not sure what to do about it. Also, when I pray I feel guilty for not doing the right thing whatever that is. This probably comes from a family of origin issue, but I am not sure what to do about it either. Maybe if I just decided to pray no matter how I felt and didn’t expect anything back from God, I might be able to do it. Although, this does not sound all that appealing. This may sound like a bunch of narcissistic crap, but it really is my prayer dilemma right now. I like the idea that this life is not about me nor how I feel at the time, but I can’t seem to let go of wanting to FEEL close to God. It is not enough for me to just know stuff about him. At one point it was, but not anymore. Thanks for letting me share.