[quote="jeannetherese, post:16, topic:307365"]
The argument that one type of prayer is never known to fail does not exclude the possibility that another type (or all types) of prayer are never known to fail. And, as noted above, answers to prayer may surprise the person who is praying-the Lord knows what is best for us.
Precisely. All prayers are answered = no prayer ever fails. So there is no reason or need to hawk some specific prayer as though it is better than any other prayer that is prayed sincerely, humbly and from the heart.
Such things fairly "reek" of "superstition", not true faith.
I appreciate posters creating threads encouraging prayer. Sometimes, I will find a prayer that is new to me on CAF that seems to just match what is in my heart and I pray along with the person who has shared. I have learned litanies, prayers for priests, and special devotions to our Blessed Mother thanks to the posts here on CAF. Thank you fellow posters.:)
Amen - I have experienced this also and am equally grateful....:thumbsup:
I just don't need any prayer to be stamped with some sort of "good housekeeping" seal of approval that it won't fail. If I trust God then I don't need such reassurance, and if I need such reassurance, I don't trust God enough...
I'm can't give you a scientific study, but the one time I offered a novena to St. Jude for a conversion to the faith, a deathbed conversion occurred. (Small sample size, I know, but I'm prayerfully grateful for the results.) :thumbsup:
The Holy Bible: Douay Rheims Luke; 11:9. Matthew 7:7
And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you...