Should different religions unite for prayer???

This subject came up in a conversation with some friends last night. I found it a little awkward since I suspect my opinion was different to everyone else’s.

What do you think?? Why???

5 thoughts on “Should different religions unite for prayer???

  1. no. different praying to different gods.

    i think it can be appropriate to unite with other religions in fighting for social issues. abortion, human rights, poverty etc.

  2. well, I suppose that God is sovereign and can answer any prayer He wishes to. but is that His desire and will to do so? I don’t think there is any reason in Scripture to think that God will answer the prayer of the unbeliever (perhaps unless it is to be saved).

    it seems to me that God answers prayers according to His will.

    “If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination” (prov 28:9)

    “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2).

    “Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him” (John 9:31).

    so should we pray with unbelievers? i’d say it’d be pretty darn unwise to. it might implicitly say that we’re on the same page with how we relate to God – or that we have the same expectations of God hearing and answering our prayers… that would be a false witness in my books.

  3. Good Question – i’m with Dave, to take a stand on social issues where another religion sees eye to eye, I have no problem, but to join together in Prayer would seem too pluralistic for my way of thinking.

  4. one of my issues is that I don’t want to give the appearance of spiritual unity, when in reality that unity doesn’t exist. I also don’t want to, by praying with someone, lead them to think I believe they are right with God if they aren’t – that is the most unloving thing for me to do I think.

    anyway its great to hear what other people think – it was an odd conversation because one of the girls was a VERY new christian and I think she was a little offended by what I was saying. While I want to be confident in affirming the truth to her I didn’t want to hardened her to it by offending her and getting her on the defensive. Quite a fine line…

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