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Old 07-20-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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"My thoughts are with you and your family" Or "Sending best wishes your way." are fine. As an atheist I never lie to people and say I am praying for them when I am certainly not.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:50 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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when people ask you to pray

I will sit quietly, I will not get on my knees, I do not bow my head, I will listen quietly unless they go truly stupid and start name-calling, at which point, I have no qualms about interrupting, and, have been known to cuss.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Dallas: Oak Cliff
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It certainly annoys me but as others have said I try to offer something that will actually help such as preparing meals, babysitting, etc. I avoid saying you are in my thoughts as I find that almost as meaningless as saying I will pray for them.

The thing that puzzles me more than anything about the prayer warriors is that unless they are giving thanks for things exactly as they are, they are essentially giving their creator a failing grade on his work.
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