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Posted by: jay ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 07:37PM

Does the duration of prayer impact results?

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Posted by: dogblogger ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 07:47PM

no evidencial basis of such.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 08:08PM

I bet ghawd has a fervor meter that checks incoming prayers, and if a prayer doesn't meet a certain fervency level, it doesn't reach his ears. Prayers of lower fervency level are heard by Joseph Smith, Mother Theresa, Cardinal Lou Ferrigno or Mamie Eisenhower, etc.

We mere mortals can't really judge fervor; all we can do is award style points.

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 08:15PM

I'm sad to say that Mamie Eisenhower had no style, unless

tacky was a style. ... Somebody had to say it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/2019 08:26PM by saucie.

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Posted by: scmd1 ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 01:42AM

Yeah. I suspect Jackie Kennedy made such a splash with the public primarily because she followed Mamie Eisenhower. That being said, I would gladly take a return to tacky as opposed to everything and everyone currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.



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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 01:51AM

Tacky and the present situation are not mutually exclusive.

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Posted by: scmd1 ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 03:14AM

You're right as usual. Though the present first lady is among the less tacky members the present First Family, that alone does not say much, as tackiness, as are so many other qualities, is relative. Roseanne Roseannadanna would have been low on the tackiness continuum as measured against the members of the first family, either collectively or individually.



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Posted by: CateS ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 08:44AM

I consider mute, passive compliance amounting to tacit acceptance of the most offensively conspicuous, overtly tacky acts, to be a form of tackiness in it's own right.

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Posted by: scmd1 ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 02:10PM

Yes; that's it.



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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 08:17PM

The real answer is that praying is like sex, it isn't how

long it is but how intense it is. Promise.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 08:48PM

I fervently agree!

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 09:30PM

A room: get one.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 10:28PM

I used to think that if I prayed as long as whoever it was in the BofM maybe he'd become straight. I've talked to many gays who say they spent a lot of time on their knees.

I hate it when I see posts on fb or somebody on TV says something about prayers are answered or God can fix everything. I really hate it when people say things happen for a reason.

I no longer pray. I know it didn't work.

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Posted by: sbj ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 12:01AM

Just maybe God likes gays just the way they are and there's nothing to "fix".

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 01:50PM

It is just being a mormon and back in 1983, they had all the wrong answers for any of us who went to them for help.

It is too bad that gays are still having to figure it out all these years later. Back then, nobody talked about it out loud--I had nobody to go to but the leaders and my boyfriend.

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 10:50PM


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/2019 10:51PM by saucie.

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 10:52PM

Lot's Wife Wrote:
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> A room: get one

hahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 11:12PM

:)

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 11:47PM


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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 10:35PM

My prayers last longer than yours.

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Posted by: Eric K ( )
Date: August 03, 2019 11:42PM

I remember a book entitled "How to Pray and Stay Awake". It was an LDS book. I may be paraphrasing the title, but it is close.

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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 05:58PM

CLick on the author's name and you'll see other goood church books.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 12:21AM

I always got to my home in peace and safety, so I bear my testimony that closing prayers are 100% effective.

::sniff::

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Posted by: Shinehah ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 09:50AM

....and bless these brownies that they will nourish and strengthen our bodies!

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: August 05, 2019 03:14PM

And do us the good we need.

And Mormons claim they don't have set prayers.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 04:58PM

"will7370 • 5 years ago
What about, "Please bless us that the refreshments do not harm our health or rot our teeth."?"
https://askgramps.org/really-need-bless-donuts/

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Posted by: jay ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 09:03AM

damn, time for another 3 second prayer.

Now what?

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Posted by: Cheryl ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 10:01AM

Your prayers are strictly for your own immediate peace and happiness.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 02:13PM

Yeah, but the new book, "Praying like a Boss: How I Became an AP in Less Than a Year!" is flying off the shelves at the MTC.

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: August 04, 2019 02:36PM

elderolddog Wrote:
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> Yeah, but the new book, "Praying like a Boss: How
> I Became an AP in Less Than a Year!" is flying off
> the shelves at the MTC.


Worked for me. I prayed like a Boss and left the church.

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: August 05, 2019 03:10PM

jay Wrote:
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> Does the duration of prayer impact results?

How long can you pray?
(Why shorten it?)

You have your answer

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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: August 05, 2019 03:13PM

I prayed a few minutes in 1998 and not since. I can highly recommend it.

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Posted by: nli ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 02:12PM

That's like the lady who commented on a recipe for "drop cookies"...

She asked, "How far should I drop them?"

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 06:37PM

Been scanning this topic for the duration and finally decided to add my two bits. FYI, many of my comments seems to kill the discussion in it's tracks.

I like to fly fish for trout. I've found fly fishing and praying for something has about the same results.

Sometimes I pray and seem to get answers soon and a high percentage of the time. Most of the time my prayers don't get answered.

Last week I week I went fishing, I caught 5 fish on the first 10 casts. Spent about 2 hours fishing and caught about 25 fish. I believe in catch and release.

Last Saturday went fishing again, took 4-1/2 hours to catch two fish. Same creek, same weather, same flys.

Sometimes your prayers are answered and sometime you catch fish.

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 01:33PM

I don't pray
I catch fish

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Posted by: Père Ubu ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 06:43PM


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Posted by: 3X ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 06:53PM

Sit Ubu, Sit ...

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 07:43PM

Snort.......

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Posted by: moremany ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 01:31PM

The question might rather be Should I Pray. How? Why? When? To Whom? For What? Why? How? When? What If?.......

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 03:27PM

Why would you even start?

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 05:01PM

So I can do it wrong.

Why does Moroni ask us to pray to find out if things are NOT true in the Book of Mormon?
https://askgramps.org/why-does-moroni-ask-us-to-pray-to-find-out-if-things-are-not-true-in-the-book-of-mormon/

Apparently, God answers prays in two ways - yes or nothing.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 04:05PM

jay Wrote:
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> Does the duration of prayer impact results?

Only if it involves wrestling.

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Posted by: montanadude ( )
Date: August 09, 2019 10:07AM

"You don't get a refund if you over pray."

PHISH

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: August 09, 2019 10:51AM

Nope but yoou get extraterrestrial blessings.

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Posted by: shylock ( )
Date: August 09, 2019 11:58AM

Pray frequently and for everything (the key to successful prayer)... don't pray to long or fervently about anything... your odds go down and time is wasted... example... I prayed 50 times already today about stuff and expect at least two of those to be answered... you gotta keep the game real!

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Posted by: Ted ( )
Date: August 09, 2019 01:10PM

It was Anus who prayed for several days in the wilderness, even "wrestling" with God in mighty prayer.

Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats a smack-down like a wrestling match with God himself like Anus did.

Hint though: It's a good idea to let God win the match, other wise you will get fire blown up you...well uranus. Just ask Anus.

Do I have the name wrong on that? I was going by mammory, which is fleeting these days of all things Mormon.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: August 09, 2019 01:23PM

Grab the prayer roll. I thought it was more important HOW MANY you can get to pray for what you want like a popularity contest. Apparently God listens more if there are a lot of people trying to persuade Him about something.

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