Two hands working do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.But got
to give her credit for including the world instead of the usual "God Bless
America."Since I don't believe he has favorites.
I believe that the prayers of the righteous have a great impact for good. The
world would be in a much bigger mess if we din not pray.
God has never granted world because just because we pray for it. Maybe people
pray for it because they don't know what else to do. But in the end prayer
doesn't help. God already knows most of us want world peace, why do we have
to continue asking for it with no response from above?
I am not a religous person and do not believe in aGod however I do not see any
harm in people of faith praying for peace if nothing else it is cause for them
to take a few minutes out of thier day to think about the world around them and
if it even motivates only a handful to translate that into some action to
promote peace then all the better. By this same measure Reba calling on religous
people to pray for peace may motivate some to take action that they would have
Peace in a evil world cannot be acheived except by united strength. I would have
thought WWII would have taught us that lesson....but history isn't
something most people care too much about anymore...
There are several "bah humbug" type comments posted here. If one does not believe in the Power of Prayer, then so be it.It is
one's right Not to believe in America. (It's part of Freedom of
Religion).However, if one is mocking someone else for Praying for
Peace, That's Not good!!The people who Are Praying for Peace
are at least concerned enough to take time out oftheir day to focus on the
problems of the World and in essence Turn them over to the Lord. One
never knows what the Lord might do. He has granted all people their Free
Agency to choose of course (and that includes the trouble makers and the
aggressive),but with choices Also comes the Consequences.I
Support Reba's effort to Pray for Peace. I Already had been doing so
myself. I Trustin the Lord!! I am Glad that Reba does too and is willing
to share that Publically!!God Bless!!
There is a long line of people hopping for help, Who wants to get in that line,
not me. The only help I have is my own two hands and hope I can get it right.
this time, as I'm talking to my higher power all the time I'm
concentrating on the task.
If you believe, prayer can help a great many things, but there are two things
I've learned in life regarding prayer: 1. You can pray until you drop,
but God will not take away the choices of another. He can persuade, but at the
end of the day if a person won't change their ways change won't
happen. 2. Despite all of your efforts and desire, if it's not God's
desire, it won't happen. Sure, faith can move mountains, but if The
Almighty likes the mountain where it is, you might as well move on. On the flip side, if you want to move a mountain, you can always hire an army
of bulldozers and people to operate them... ;)
@ Brave Sir RobinMy time in the peace corps comes to mind.
Supporting humanitarian causes also is more helpful than prayer.
But...in some form or another god is the root cause of a lot of the strife.
Robin,If you think the only ability you have to promote world peace
is raising good children and praying, then that's likely why we're so
far from having world peace.I'd suggest you take a good long
look at opportunities to spread peace out there(including these comment boards)
if you really think kids and praying are all you can do. Good luck!
@Candide"If you want peace you have to work for it"And what work are you doing for world peace? I mean, besides commenting on
the Deseret News comment boards, which obviously goes a long ways toward
achieving world peace.The average person is powerless to do anything
to promote world peace beyond trying to raise good children. But raising
peace-loving kids isn't going to end the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. So
in the grand scheme of things, the average American has basically zero ability
to increase peace in the world. That's why people pray - because
they're powerless to do anything else.
Praying does nothing for world peace. If it did we would be at peace right now.
If you want peace you have to work for it and human beings do not seem to want
to make the compromises that are required for peace. Saying that you will pray
for peace is the same thing as saying "I am content to pretend to do
something without really doing anything at all".
I think that there are ghosts, supernatural beings. I think that the spirit of
things can be changed with a change of mind. If you need help ask. It
doesn't matter if your friends are alive or dead their always with you in
your heart or in in your head. I think we as a people lost the ability to