Yes I pray many times a day but usually not on a park bench unless something has happened near by and help is there already. Also when driving and I see an accident I say a prayer. I agree with Jonaj's answer .
Iím an Atheist, so NO I donít pray. I attended a C of E boarding school for 4 years, after primary school & it was bad enough for me, having to go to church on Sundays every 2nd week, & the school service every other week!
Last prayed to St Jude, (Patron Saint of Hopeless or Lost Causes) re: a situation. Didn't work.
Haven't bothered since. That outcome, proved to me that 'prayer doesn't work', no matter what anyone says.
this is such a personal matter -I really do not think one person should be trying to influence another in their beliefs! We all have our own, and let them be different -what works for you will not work for me, which does not mean either of us is right or wrong -just different.
Finy...you go to a mechanic if your car is unable to run.
Hence if one who has studied 'Theology' then that person can give insight.
If someone says they prayed to St.Jude, then my response is what the Bible clearly teaches only prayer offered to Christ will be heard.
The saints have no authority in heaven & earth.
jonaj, I disagree with what you've said. To me, what I was taught are the Saints' DO have the power to intercede on our behalf, so has Mary, the Mother of God.
Unfortunately, the situation for which I WAS praying was too powerful for prayer to help, that's why I was p'd off, as it's about the first time my prayers were NOT answers I my life.
But as it turns out, it was better that things kept going the way they were, as other things have come to light, which is better for ME!
Catholics do believe that line of prayer, but not the Christians outside of the Catholic Church.They are told they must pray to Jesus.He is the only one who hears their prayers.The Bible is very firm on this belief. :)