So I, a long time ago as a child, was taught to say short prayers involving Jesus’ name. I also said “God” a lot as part of a prayer. Eventually, I started saying those Names as habit, and eventually I wasn’t saying them as prayers at all.
Now, today, I’m into the bad habit of saying in my throat/mouth God’s Name, by itself, without speaking anything, just b/c it “feels good” on my throat.
I mean, I think just saying God’s Name by itself probably isn’t blasphemous, but my conscience does hurt whenever I do this.
I’m scrupulous also (FYI) and usually this only is a problem when I worry about it happening…which can happen in some situations more than others…
I literally do not say it out of anger, or anything like that.
I guess I have two questions:
Is this sinful? (I know when I say it it’s out of habit, but I still want to know if it at least is grave matter)
How would you stop this? I’ve tried stopping worrying about it, but then I start worrying about worrying about it… and it’s ad infinitum