[quote="David2010, post:1, topic:253951"]
I have been wondering this for a while:
Do prayers have to be said out loud?
I'd like to pray while riding the bus, or any other time out in public, but I don't want people to think I am crazy for mumbling to myself. If I say the prayers in my head do they still count?
BE NOT AFRAID! That message is repeated throughout the Bible so much. Dont you think God was trying to tell us something? :p
Also remember the Beatitude refering to "Blessed are you who are persecuted because of me..." Same thing here. Humiliation (eg people judging you because you pray). Humiliation is a form of persecution. Therefore, just persevere, endure, and take it. Besides you dont know those people anyway, so what difference does it make? :shrug:
I know I sound very "holier than thou" and I admit my response to you is fairly strong. But I used to never even think about discussing religion or praying in public. Then I started doing it. Surprise! Noone gave me dirty looks, or started talking about me, or anything. If they were I either didnt hear it or they kept it to themselves. Also when you pray, youre supposed to be focused on prayer, Not what other people are doing. And like I said, you dont know these people anyway so who cares what they think? :thumbsup:
May you have courage and strnegth in your faith. :signofcross: