According to Wikipedia “Prayer is an active effort to communicate with a deity or spirit either to offer praise, to make a request, seek guidance, confess sins, or simply to express one's thoughts and emotions. The words of the prayer may either be a set hymn or incantation, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person's own words”. The part “simply to express one's thoughts and emotions” strikes a familiar chord. Among other things isn’t a blog a daily pulpit from which one expresses his own private thoughts. Obviously praying is akin to blogging. One prays and somewhere in the blogosphere a connection is made with a deity or spirit who may or may not have a blog of its own. Pat Robertson’s deity does, so does George Bush’s deity as well as the Pope‘s. - they are always blogging back and forth. Most of us must be content with a less talkative deity. Does our blogging accomplish anything? Obviously it depends about what we are blogging about. For instance:
-Pray for Peace blog - that blog has been going on for centuries and obviously falls on deaf ears.
-Pray to win the lottery blog - that works for some but for most it does not or was it just a matter of luck.
-Pray to overcome disease blog - someone must be listening, look at the advances in medical science.
-Pray for the Indians to win the pennant blog - it worked for the Red Sox and White Sox although their owner’s might well argue it was the millions they poured into the effort.
-Pray for forgiveness blog - just willing to admit one’s transgressions is probably enough, no blog needed.
-Pray as an expression of faith blog - no harm done as long we do not forcibly impose that faith on others
Publishing a blog provides “ a feel good experience”. Offering up a prayer can do the same. Praying is indeed blogging. What to name that blog? Is "Prayer" too simplistic?