Re: Praying to a God/Goddes By: Nekoshema / Novice Sep 08, 2014
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Lark is correct, if you simply wish to cast spells, you don't need to pray. However, if you mean you are new to a Pagan Path, then you pray to your deity. Wiccans follow the Horned God and Triple Goddess, but many Wiccans will pray to deities from other cultures too. There are also pagans who are not Wiccan, but follow the old religions of Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Roman and so on. Whatever your path, you simply pray as you would in Christianity, bow your head and 'speak' with the higher power. The divine is in each of us so you can connect with them. If you want, some set up altars to their deity, or give regular offerings specific to their deity. [Such as incense, fruit, or flowers] don't worry about sacrificing livestock it something, it isn't commonplace with todays pagan ritual, its mostly symbolic and energy that is offered. Do you know yet which deity you follow?
Re: Praying to a God/Goddes By: lyceum Sep 08, 2014
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I would say talk openly to your deity, like they are standing next to you. Then, meditate and listen for the deity to talk back in some way. This is the simplest way, but it works. If you can't talk like they are with you, you won't be able to listen like they are with you though.
Re: Praying to a God/Goddes By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Sep 09, 2014
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Mr. Bluefox, that is your opinion. Many of us here on these boards are not believers in "one Creator". Personally I believe in the existence of many, many Gods and Goddesses. But pushing your personal religious beliefs on others is frowned upon here.
Re: Praying to a God/Goddes By: Nekoshema / Novice Sep 11, 2014
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Mr.Bluefox you were the only person to mention a deity, and you went with the god most converted from, or are on bad terms with those who follow the 'one true god' for whatever reason. This is why many people would see it as forcing your beliefs. Currently we are arguing opinions [and this becomes difficult as no one really knows] your opinion being that's the all powerful god, while all the others aren't. Other people would see them all equal, some would see their patron deities as the high and mighty gods. Unless someone asks about a specific deity, bringing up 'pray to this one because they're real/better' will be seen as forcing your beliefs no matter what god you choose.
Re: Praying to a God/Goddes By: Mr.Bluefox Sep 12, 2014
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I did not force my belifs to anyone i gave her my own guide and i believe there arw gods and ... but i believe in allah as the creator of all to and you can think ever you want abt me and my comment cause i technicaly dont care abt it and as i said there is no force that was myand only my answer for her