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    For me, Moonglow, it's however I am led at the time. there are times it's silent and quick. There are other times I pray aloud if for no other reason than to keep me focused - especially when I am really stressed about something.

    I liked your story about saying the prayer for the dog and your son hearing. Just so you know, I've prayed aloud when our children were small and when they were teens. One day not long ago, when my son who is now 28 was getting in the truck with me to go someone, he stopped me as I was getting ready to turn the key and asked, "Where's the prayer?" - I sort of looked at him oddly because I had said a prayer silently as I was unlocking the truck. He told me he couldn't remember a time when I had driven that I hadn't started the trip, no matter how long or how short, with a prayer for safety and to be a blessing to others on the road. He said he does the same and has for several years and told me he talks to God all day long because to him, that's "normal".

    So keep up what you're doing. It WILL make a difference in Nate's life.
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    Thanks all...you have given some wonderful examples here of praying out loud...Its much appreciated.

    This all came about because last weekend my son was very sick with the stomach flu and having alot of nausea...he asked me to pray for him while he laid in bed feeling so bad and so I did...out loud and instantly the nausea stopped. It came back later, I think two more times in the day...each time I prayed out loud over him and the nausea left him. He was one sick boy..ended up running over a 101 temp with this too. I have prayed for others that were ill or facing surgery out loud with him at bed time prayers and so this is probably why he thought to ask me to pray for him. I was just surprised...well very surprised my prayers were answered so quickly! That is why I thought I would ask. In the past when he has been sick I have prayed but silently...just never thought about praying out loud.

    God bless
    "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaniHansen View Post
    Why would satan have the power to use a prayer God has already heard against us? I heard something like that too, but God is bigger than that, in my humble opinion. I really have no regards to the enemy when I converse with my God, other than kicking his sorry tail to the curb as God directs. I would encourage you to boldly proclaim the word of the Lord in prayer, right into the enemy's face. You can do it.

    P.S. The enemy has a LOT of limits, by the way. His power doesn't even compare to God's. Be encouraged, and let your beautiful voice be heard. He alreay knows most of our fears anyway, because he has been watching us for years and knows exactly what our buttons are. So what? Who cares? We know what his are, too, and he is deathly afraid of Jesus and those who boldly step into His Presence, proclaiming His Word and our love for Him.

    Yeah, baby!!^^


    I like to pray out loud as much as possible, even when I'm alone. I think God likes to hear our voice when we speak. Praying out loud takes more concentration, and I'm not knocking silent prayer, which is useful at certain times also. I let my 6 year old son pray silently sometimes, like when he's tired cause Its easier and I don't want to turn him off of prayer in his beginning years. I think God hears 'em all. Just my thought.--God bless.
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    Personally, I dont think it matters if we pray silently our loudly, God hears us, Maybe we should try both if we can, Personally, I think when i pray silently I can describe my feelings and pray more
    Praying loudly is also Good

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonglow View Post
    Usually I pray silently when I am alone, unless I am doing prayers with my son, of course...but something happened this past week or so where I had prayed out loud and my prayers were instantly answered...

    I have tried to think of any verses covering this but all I can think of is where Jesus says this:

    Matthew 6

    5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

    But it doesn't say if when praying alone if our prayers should be said out loud or not...anyone know?

    God bless
    I think if your praying with someone like your son or in a private place with someone earnestly seeking help and prayer thats fine if you say it outloud.

    I think what is being said is when your there and you see someone always praying loudly so they can be seen by men who think they are SO religious. Like in church you always have that one who has to make this 30 minute prayer and sound so religious or will say loudly to a nonbeliever I'll pray for you! And then they start praying in the streets or something loudly...I mean really when I see someone doing that or singing super loud with their Christian Music, etc I really think my goodness what a hypocrit. I usually then dismiss whatever it is they say or try to do because I can see its an act.

    I think what is being said is: If you make it look like an act- nobody is going to believe a thing and God knows its an act. But if you pray quietly and earnestly to the father then he knows your heart he knows you truely mean it, but if your putting on a show, he knows that too.

    Prayer is such an intimate form of communication with our heavenly father its important to not put up fronts and I think when people make it a point to put a big show of how religious they are (and unfortunately loud long prayers are one of the ways they do it) they drive people away from God and they can see through it and they don't want apart of it.

    So that's my take on it.

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    Thumbsup Pray silently

    Matthew 6:6
    But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
    Matthew 6:5
    [ Prayer ] "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
    Shinjitsu wa itsumo hitotsu
    2 Timothy 3:16 Jehovah Jireh Matthew 6:33

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    i think praying out loud is ok but inside ,in your prayer corner,or at night before bed.god knows your heart, i love my private time with god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nettiel View Post
    i think praying out loud is ok but inside ,in your prayer corner,or at night before bed.god knows your heart, i love my private time with god.
    Actually since I am alone part of the day with my son at school...I can pretty much pray out loud anywhere in the house! At any time. I pray walking down the hall..in the kitchen, in some room..where ever. I don't think we have to wait until bed time or first thing in the morning or physically go into our closet..no room in my closet anyway! lol. In Jesus time large families lived together and there was no place to go to be alone except in a closet. I don't have that problem. I think its a mistake to wait until a certain time of day to pray especially when the bible tells us to pray constantly...

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


    God bless
    "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson

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    Re: Are we suppose to pray outloud or silently when alone?

    [QUOTE=nickm2004;1860835]I have always thought about the praying out loud vs silently and the other day I saw a perfect example of God's acceptance of silent prayer in 1 Samuel 1:12 where Hannah prays for a son which turns out to be Samuel when God answers the prayer.

    1 Samuel 1:12
    "And it happened, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli watched her mouth. Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard."

    That prayer was answered with the birth of Samuel.[/QUOTE


    I do completely agree that speaking out loud when praying feels more intimate with the maker. In fact, because i really was a bad and broken wretch before the lord found me and put me in a functional state again, i am deeply passionate and grateful for a second chance in life. Sometimes my imagination wonders into space far away.

    The only negative i have, is that i never shut up. To the point where some people are asking questions of my sanity (i have been in a very hard hit economic rut and forced to live within my means, mostly alone, and for many years now. Oddly enough, its a niche that i am most comfortable with).

    I asked one of the sisters at the Roman Catholic Church, and it was said that in company pray out loud, when alone in silence. But as suggested in the quote above, the girl has an extra gift than that of the man.

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    Re: Are we suppose to pray outloud or silently when alone?

    First of all , Welcome to bibleforums Redshawn , glad you could join us !

    When I am alone I pray both ways , but more aloud than silent . I would say this pray in the way the Lord would lead you to pray .

    Here is a recent thread about prayer .

    https://bibleforums.org/showthread.p...ghlight=prayer

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