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Question: "How and why should we pray for our leaders?". Answer: The concept of praying for our leaders is not unique to democratic nations, and it did not begin with the United States’ National Day of Prayer. The Bible contains many commands to pray for our leaders-national and local, secular and religious. Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 2:1–4, I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness

While prayer is not the single most important fundamentalistic value Christ and Christianity, prayer is the showing .

While prayer is not the single most important fundamentalistic value Christ and Christianity, prayer is the showing of faith. Prayer is never spoken of in the BIBLE to be of most importance, it is told through the CHURCH. Prayer is truly what keeps our faith, and is how we reconcile with God. If you want to take a secular point of view to prayer, it psychologically tells ourselves that we are in control, under God. That through prayer, we feel that that is how we can gain control, or an advantage over/of our lives.

As for prayer, Prayer has been scientifically shown to not work. Repeated tests between those who prayed and those who did not pray show exactly the same results. It matters not whether you pray to God, Jesus, Mary, your dead uncle or a rock, the results are exactly the same. The words never leave your head, they go nowhere. Sometimes a person gets what they prayed for, sometimes not.

A related term, secularism, involves the principle that government institutions and their representatives should remain separate from religious institutions, their beliefs, and their . Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

A related term, secularism, involves the principle that government institutions and their representatives should remain separate from religious institutions, their beliefs, and their dignitaries. Many businesses and corporations, and some governments operate on secular lines. This stands in contrast to theocracy, government with deity as its highest authority. ISBN 978-0-674-04857-7.

The United States is a secular nation

The United States is a secular nation. The principle that citizens have the right to reach their own conclusions about religion, and that government should stay out of that choice, is deeply enshrined in the foundation of our government, in the First Amendment and elsewhere. It is because the nature of prayer is so personal and can have such a powerful effect on a community that the government may not use its authority to try to influence any individual’s decision whether and when to pray.

PRAYER IS A JOURNEY THAT HAS BEEN described in many ways. Prayer is a ladder and we are the angels. If there is one theme sounded throughout the prayers, it is redemption, or t. According to the mystics, it is a journey through the four levels of being – Action, Formation, Creation and Emanation. Rabbi Jacob Emden worked out an elaborate scheme in which the prayers represent a movement from the outer courtyards to the Holy of the Holies of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Principle as moral law. It represents a set of values that orientate and rule the conduct of a concrete society. The law establishes an obligation in the individual's conscience that belongs to the cultural field in which such values are accepted. It supposes the liberty of the individual as cause, that acts without external coercion, through a process of socialization.

They pray because they have some knowledge of God through his creation

They pray because they have some knowledge of God through his creation. But as God awakens the hardened hearts of his people, Christians are now able to pray on the basis of much greater and much more specific knowledge. Early in his book Keller critiques most books on prayer as being primarily theological or devotional or practical, but seldom do they combine the theological, experiential, and methodological all under one cover. Part one is called "Desiring Prayer," which answers the "why?" question about prayer and digs into its necessity, mapping out the terrain for the rest of the book.

Recent social media 'pray4' campaigns, such as that for footballer Fabrice Muamba,have seen millions of people from vastly different spiritual backgrounds united in prayer. The #Pray4 Principle, written by Alexander Lee, explores what it is that draws us to God and to prayer in these secular times, and the basic human need to look to God when all else seems to fail. After reflecting on the response to the Muamba incident, Lee goes on to expand on these themes through an examination of several historical comparisons, from the `prayer of the mariners' in the book of Jonah to the groundswell of spiritual outpouring following the death of Princess Diana.
The #Pray4 Principle: Why Prayer is Still Important in a Secular Age download epub
Religious Studies
Author: Alexander Lee
ISBN: 0232529825
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (February 20, 2013)
Pages: 136 pages