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How do you pray in your faith?

Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:50 pm

There are various faiths in the world. Be it polytheistic or monotheistic or faiths that don't ascribe to any theism at all. All have their different forms of worship and all have made their mark on history. And many NSGers are religious and have their own faiths and method of prayer.

In my faith, Islam prescribes the five daily prayers. We stand with our arms tucked, bow, stand back up, and then prostrate. With each movement preceding or following with "Allahu Akbar". We pray just before sunset, afternoon, evening, after sunset, and nighttime before bed.

In Christianity, at least in the Pentecostal Christianity I was raised in, they pray with their eyes closed and put their fists together and pray whenever they'd like. Sometimes in the churches, they would raise their hands or engage in glossolalia or prostrate on the ground, but of course not all Christians pray like this and prayer may differ by sect.

Zoroastrians have their own times of day to pray and if I remember correctly, they leah while standing up.

So how do you pray and do you pray at certain times? Let's us begin.
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Postby The Chads » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:54 pm

In Christianity you’re supposed to pray whenever you can, walking down the street, worshiping at church, whenever. And idk about other religions but you just talk to god, often times it’s not even asking for something it’s just talking to god,

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Postby Norse Union » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:55 pm

WTF is praying?
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Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:56 pm

Norse Union wrote:WTF is praying?

...wut?
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Postby Norse Union » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:56 pm

Jolthig wrote:
Norse Union wrote:WTF is praying?

...wut?

What is praying?
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:57 pm

The Chads wrote:In Christianity you’re supposed to pray whenever you can, walking down the street, worshiping at church, whenever. And idk about other religions but you just talk to god, often times it’s not even asking for something it’s just talking to god,

Didn't Jesus chide people who made a big show about praying and suggest that the pious person prays in private when no one could see?
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Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:58 pm

Norse Union wrote:
Jolthig wrote:...wut?

What is praying?

In religions, it's basically anytime someone speaks to their God or gods.
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Postby Norse Union » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:00 pm

Jolthig wrote:
Norse Union wrote:What is praying?

In religions, it's basically anytime someone speaks to their God or gods.

To who?
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Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:01 pm

Norse Union wrote:
Jolthig wrote:In religions, it's basically anytime someone speaks to their God or gods.

To who?

To a god or more than one god.
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Postby Norse Union » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:01 pm

Jolthig wrote:
Norse Union wrote:To who?

To a god or more than one god.

a what?
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Postby San Lumen » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:01 pm

In Judaism we pray whenever we want however some prayers you are supposed to stand for. We almost never bow and don't kneel.

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Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:02 pm

Norse Union wrote:
Jolthig wrote:To a god or more than one god.

a what?

Fractalnavel wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer

For one reference.
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Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:03 pm

San Lumen wrote:In Judaism we pray whenever we want however some prayers you are supposed to stand for. We almost never bow and don't kneel.

Do you guys pray facing Jerusalem like how David and Daniel (pbut) did?
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Postby Kenmoria » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:03 pm

Norse Union wrote:
Jolthig wrote:To a god or more than one god.

a what?

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Postby San Lumen » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:05 pm

Jolthig wrote:
San Lumen wrote:In Judaism we pray whenever we want however some prayers you are supposed to stand for. We almost never bow and don't kneel.

Do you guys pray facing Jerusalem like how David and Daniel (pbut) did?


Yes we do. The sanctuary always faces Jerusalem.

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Postby Tangatarehua » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:05 pm

I use the atheist prayer from Futurama:

"Oh, nobody's Father, who art nowhere, I know You can't hear me, completely ignore this prayer. Nothing art Thou and nothing Thou will ever be. Jesus was just a man."
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Postby Lazio-Toscana and Veneto-Lombardia » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:05 pm

San Lumen wrote:In Judaism we pray whenever we want however some prayers you are supposed to stand for. We almost never bow and don't kneel.

Do you do it in your native tongue or Yiddish? Cos I think some religions like Islam are restrictive on what language you can pray in. Jolthig, can you fact-check me on that?
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Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:07 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Jolthig wrote:Do you guys pray facing Jerusalem like how David and Daniel (pbut) did?


Yes we do. The sanctuary always faces Jerusalem.

Is Pilgrimage to the Temple a duty of a Jew like how the Kaaba is to a Muslim whenever they can afford it?
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Postby San Lumen » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:08 pm

Jolthig wrote:
San Lumen wrote:
Yes we do. The sanctuary always faces Jerusalem.

Is Pilgrimage to the Temple a duty of a Jew like how the Kaaba is to a Muslim whenever they can afford it?


No it is not. The Western Wall is our holiest site though.

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Postby Cannot think of a name » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:09 pm

Kenmoria wrote:
Norse Union wrote:a what?

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Dude...he's either literally brand new or he's fucking with you.
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Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:09 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Jolthig wrote:Is Pilgrimage to the Temple a duty of a Jew like how the Kaaba is to a Muslim whenever they can afford it?


No it is not. The Western Wall is our holiest site though.

Ok and now I'll have another question for you but I'll post it in the Jewish thread.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:10 pm

Tangatarehua wrote:I use the atheist prayer from Futurama:

"Oh, nobody's Father, who art nowhere, I know You can't hear me, completely ignore this prayer. Nothing art Thou and nothing Thou will ever be. Jesus was just a man."

I always kinda considered the atheist's prayer to be "don'tfuckupdon'tfuckupdon'tfuckupdon'tfuckup..."
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Postby Jolthig » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:11 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:
Tangatarehua wrote:I use the atheist prayer from Futurama:

"Oh, nobody's Father, who art nowhere, I know You can't hear me, completely ignore this prayer. Nothing art Thou and nothing Thou will ever be. Jesus was just a man."

I always kinda considered the atheist's prayer to be "don'tfuckupdon'tfuckupdon'tfuckupdon'tfuckup..."

And how does prayer work in the Flying Spaghetti Monster parody faith? :p
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Postby Repreteop » Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:12 pm

San Lumen wrote:In Judaism we pray whenever we want however some prayers you are supposed to stand for. We almost never bow and don't kneel.


I mean, I'm Jewish and I tend to try to pray at least 3 times, one in the morning (preferably when I am awake and not groggy), once in about lunchtime, and once when its about nightfall. Sometimes theres extra, like I do one after my morning Torah reading on Shabbat. Also I try to get one extra one on sunset during Yom Kippur. It probably really depends on the kind of person you are.
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