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messages from the divine

Many Christians experience some kind of communication in response to prayer -- ranging from a general sense of guidance or comfort to specific messages to visions, dreams, and prophecies. In Jewish communities of all kinds, how common are similar experiences of communication or guidance, and how are they talked about and interpreted? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Oct 4, 2016 - 8 answers

Is it legal for a college to "lead us all in prayer" before a meeting?

I attended an adjunct faculty meeting at a public two-year college in Texas. Before the meeting, the campus vice president asked an instructor to lead us all in prayer. So we prayed. I was under the impression that public colleges weren't permitted anything more than a "moment of silence." Or does that apply only to elementary and secondary schools?
posted by jackypaper on Jan 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Help me find this George Carlin quote about prayer?

Where can I find the George Carlin quote, "Before every football game, both teams pray they'll win. One team always loses." [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Jan 30, 2013 - 4 answers

How to say goodbye to someone already gone?

In the next month an important anniversary of a loved one's suicide will be coming up. I have never until this year dealt with the feelings involved with the death and the emotions involved in the loss. I have very little memories of the actual funeral involved (I was 13) but it has been suggested to me (by therapist) that maybe I may like to do some sort of memorial or ritual signifying it. I like this idea. I just have no idea how. [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Apr 13, 2008 - 10 answers

Hold the prayer and pass the potatoes

How do I respectfully yet firmly request that a member of my extended family not say a prayer before a meal in my home? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Dec 24, 2007 - 88 answers

Indoctrination at preschool, what's an appropriate response?

After interviewing and visiting many, many, preK academies, I picked a secular one for my son (age 3) that has an outstanding curriculum, caring staff and an exemplary record with the state...and most importantly; a part time program. However, I've just discovered that his new teacher is demanding that his class pray before lunch and possibly nap time. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Sep 7, 2006 - 27 answers

The importance of prayer

I need scriptural quotes regarding prayer, meditation and fellowship. Any scripture. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jul 29, 2006 - 7 answers

Saving grace.

Any guidance on writing a non-religious grace? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Feb 18, 2006 - 9 answers

Can I get an AMEN!?

How many religions say "amen" - or a similar sounding word - as a part of prayer/worship? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Nov 12, 2004 - 3 answers

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