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Old 09-04-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: My heart is in Wyoming, my body is soon to follow.....
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Has anyone overcome something such as a fear of heights or spiders(my two main issues) through prayer and asking God to help you overcome this fear? I'm wanting to be sure I form my prayer correctly before I start praying for something like this. I don't want to find myself hanging off the edge of a building with a huge spider as my only help to pull me up, lol. Yeah I have a vivid imagination.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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What do you mean when you say "form my prayer correctly"?
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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Why on earth do you think that there is a correct form for prayer?

Surely you didn't mean to imply what you did????
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: My heart is in Wyoming, my body is soon to follow.....
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Well, where do I start. I prayed several times that God would help me to eat healthy and exercise the way I should so that I can be the role model I want to be for my daughter. On memorial day I started having pvc's I had a few three hour episodes that week. They've found nothing wrong with my heart, and they've subsided as long as I walk everyday, eat like a health nut, and don't let my work and life stress me out. I've come to the conclusion that this was God's way of helping me. I think I needed something major to happen to scare the wits out of me health wise to get me on track. All non believers now roll your eyes in unison. Anyway, I would have been a little more specific had I thought that God might answer my prayers this way, it is very scary. The doctor's can find no reason for it. So like I said I want to be specific about how I ask for His help with this. He seems to take me very seriously, lol.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: My heart is in Wyoming, my body is soon to follow.....
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Surely you didn't mean to imply what you did????
I meant what I wrote about above. I'm not sure what you think I was implying.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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I meant what I wrote about above. I'm not sure what you think I was implying.
I think you clarified what you meant in your previous post quite nicely
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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Earniefan, sometimes if you aren't sure what to ask God - maybe you don't know the right words or exactly WHAT it is you need to pray about - tell Him that. A lot of times I feel certain ways and want to express it to God, but I'm not sure how. I just tell Him I don't know how to say what I'm trying to say, but for Him to please understand me anyway.

Hope you're feeling better! My mom always panics a lot when she gets those "extra" beats, or skipped beats. A lot of times it's just stress and a person needs to breath deeply and focus on relaxing. But it's good that you're watching your diet and exercising anyway. Good for you!
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:16 PM
 
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I don't worry about forming my prayers. God already knows what I am going to pray for.. I don' t rehearse or plan my personal prayers ..They are usually spontaneous and from my heart. I think my personal prayers deepen my faith and my love for God, and allows me to feel his presence.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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I actually talk to God all the time and feel very comfortable doing so. I guess because I feel my specific prayer was answered the way it was, I'm gun shy about praying for something so specific again. I need to trust in the Lord and know he would never do anything to harm me. Wow guess I just answered my own question. You guys are great thanx for all of your responses.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I need to trust in the Lord and know he would never do anything to harm me. Wow guess I just answered my own question. You guys are great thanx for all of your responses.
Yes you answered your question
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