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How do you address God?

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Post by Storyteller » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:55 am

When you pray, or talk to God how do you address Him?

Whenever I pray I either start with The Lord's Prayer or Dear God. If I'm just chatting to Him, I'll just say hey, or something similar.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm being disrespectful somehow but I figure as well as being my comfort, my mentor, my guide and salvation, He is also my friend, so I'm kinda thinking He won't mind.
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Post by Nessa » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:41 pm

Storyteller wrote:When you pray, or talk to God how do you address Him?

Whenever I pray I either start with The Lord's Prayer or Dear God. If I'm just chatting to Him, I'll just say hey, or something similar.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm being disrespectful somehow but I figure as well as being my comfort, my mentor, my guide and salvation, He is also my friend, so I'm kinda thinking He won't mind.
Well i find hey you works.

"Hey you!.start explaining and make it snappy" :P

Seriously though, I dont really address God at all. I barely address people.

I mean if I am emailing someone or talking one on one with them I dont really
address them. But people will address me and then half way through again at times. I mean theres no one standing behind.me right?

I just find it unatural. Though for some weird reason when I talk to mel I always say her name but i figure since i used to be called that, its just some weird egotistical thing :mrgreen:

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Post by Storyteller » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:54 pm

So if you dont address God, do you just start talking to Him?

How do you know He knows youre actually talking to Him? Is it a case of Him knowing everything so He knows when youre talking to Him?
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Post by RickD » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:59 pm

Storyteller wrote:So if you dont address God, do you just start talking to Him?

How do you know He knows youre actually talking to Him? Is it a case of Him knowing everything so He knows when youre talking to Him?
One time I was talking to Him, and wasn't getting any response. Then I started to raise my voice. Still no response. So I yelled, "God are you there?"

Still nothing...

So I left a voicemail.
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Post by Storyteller » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:09 pm

:pound:

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Post by Nessa » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:21 pm

Storyteller wrote:So if you dont address God, do you just start talking to Him?

How do you know He knows youre actually talking to Him? Is it a case of Him knowing everything so He knows when youre talking to Him?
I confuse God alot like that... he'll be like going to the angels "Who is Nessa talking too?

See, he doesnt even address the angels ;)

He knows everything before I even say it.
psalm 139

Sometimes i do say God though but never anything else. And alot of the times I dont address him

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Post by Storyteller » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:27 pm

He probably doesnt need to address his angels does he?

I think sometimes I want to address Him more personally, hence the Hey. It feels weird, kinda wrong to call Him Papa, or even Father, dunno why.
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Post by Nicki » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:09 am

I tend to say Lord and Lord God (Lord sort of applies to Jesus as well as the Father and I think Lord God comes to me because it's in the Old Testament so much). When I'm 'seriously' praying I usually start off with Heavenly Father, I think.

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Post by 1over137 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:18 am

Lord, God, Father.
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:21

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 1:6

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