Is praying pointless?

Silhouette of man praying

Do you pray?


Now this might sound controversial but stick with me…

I believe in praying by the way – just not in the conventional way.

You see if there really was a God, who would he listen to? If one leader prays that his army is victorious and the other leader feels that their plight is worthy and prays that her army emerge the victor, what should The Lord do?

You might say: “Well, he would choose the righteous.” But who decides who is righteous? We do. It’s impossible to fathom what a God might be thinking or who they might support in a conflict. Certainly the terrible acts done in her name over the centuries seemed just and right to the perpetrators, but as we look back we have a different opinion – think Spanish Inquisition!

So what’s my point?

Simply that praying to God to fix your problems is pointless because you can’t know what he has in store for you – he/she may have sent your problems. Better to pray that YOU can fix your problems. This requires taking responsibility for your thoughts, words and actions. This is empowering.

Deciding to pray for your own strength puts the ball firmly in your own court. It can often help to have someone guide you with a roadmap to get you from where you are now to where you want to be.

What do you think?

Strive to thrive




Filed under Life changing, Self help

9 responses to “Is praying pointless?

  1. Dan Radley

    If you have time to do this you can get wet in the garden for a fiver… Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:22:46 +0000 To:

  2. I realized that praying for strength will bring more hardships. What better to make one strong than to give them something to overcome? We usually do not realize what we are even praying for.

  3. Simon Collins

    I think you’re spot on Stuart, it all links to belief and faith in ourselves, we are ultimately responsible for what we do and what we want to do.
    Of course other factors will influence things, but self belief will help set us on the right path.

  4. It always starts and ends with You, Stuart. you often need support however ‘You pull the strings”.
    Be good to yourself

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