My estimation of prayer is such that I still do not actually do it.
Dosed was right that it is a conversation with god, but what djjd62 explored was that God can be many things to many minds.
To my mind God may be in everything but his ear is not.
I have never heard the word of God from his lips to my ear,
this does not mean that I do not think God is not listening or that I cannot hear Gods words from the mouths of the people,
But I do not pray, I am not totally sure why but I cannot pray.
So the reason for such threads as these from me is that I am totally jealous of those who can and would like to find a loop hole in order to be able to speak to him candidly.
Because as much as I say I do not pray, the fact remains that I may and just don't rate myself when doing it.
I don't remember it that is for sure,
And I talk to myself a lot,
does this mean I pray to myself?
Could prayer be seen as any conversation and communion between any people or any thing or must it always be directed toward God?
So I stand by the fact I do not or cannot pray to God at the moment but I and you may very well be praying at this very moment, as I am sharing with you my hopes and fears and hoping for a resolution and response from you.
Do you think prayer is only towards God?
I always thank God when things are going good.
And there are many prayers geared toward thankfulness.
If you are saying people pray more when they are in need, I would agree.
But I think everyone does this as a natural reflex when faced with utter darkness, it may not even be toward God, but I believe you can also pray to yourself, which I know I must do.
Just not God yet.
I think God is in discriminant towards prayers.
I think he hears all equally or does not hear anyone?
I never for a second suppose that God answers prayers.
But the prayerer may very well find an answer by praying or from another source may intervene,
but I do not think God answers some people prayers and not other peoples prayers.
Besides if you go from any law concerning God, God has a plan and cannot be bribed. Although bribe is the wrong word to use.
But some people do deal with their hardship by praying so in my view this makes it a worthy thing to do.