March 27, 2012

Prayer and Selfishness

More and more lately, I've been realizing that many of the prayers people say actually sound quite selfish. What I mean by "selfish" is that people ask for things they want - not necessarily for themselves in every instance, but things they want nonetheless, even if they want them for others. As the saying goes, "it is better to give than to receive", but most of what I see is asking to receive, not give.