Have you ever fallen asleep while praying?

by JH 27 Replies latest jw friends

  • wonderwoman

    Mine were always shorty and sweet,
    Can't say I didn't during Bro. Blowhard's prayer after the Sunday meeting tho. lol
    It's dangerous to fall asleep while standing...

  • Sad emo
    Sad emo

    No - I just rest my eyes....

  • Dismembered

    Whenever I fell asleep during prayer, it was standing up at the KH waiting for "brother numb nuts" to get the hell back to earth and off the platform so we can go home. Some of those ex-bar room drunks just love to hear themselves talk.


  • fullofdoubtnow

    I've dropped to sleep praying a few times, but never at the kh. I used to be more awake than I had been for the rest of the meeting when the closing prayer started, because that meant home time.

  • Crumpet
    Have you ever fallen asleep while praying?

    No, but apparently God did frequently given the number of prayers he actually answered...

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Yes I did at times. Never kneeled, always lay on the bed. Bad idea I suppose.

    I am glad to see this subject being treated respectfully also, even by some who no longer believe. Thanx for that.


  • Dansk
    Have you ever fallen asleep while praying?

    Doesn't everybody?!


  • Sunspot
    I never worried; I figured God knew what was in my mind and heart.

    This is pretty much my opinion on this too. (NOW, that is)

    I DID fall asleep----I'd say probably a strong 50% of the time, sorry to say! Raising a houseful of kids and keeping up with the JW lifestyle was exhausting and sometimes just trying to drum up that last bit of enegy to concentrate, was too much to deal with, LOL! I always remembered a talk (naturally I would because it pertained to ME )!

    In that "inspirational" talk, it was brought out that falling asleep during a prayer at night was an insult to Jehovah because you didn't feel it was important enough to you to stay awake when praying to the Sovereign Lord of the Universe....blah-blah-blah....

    How many times did that echo through my tired little brain as I woke up during the night and realized-----(like the Brittany Spears line) OOOOPS! I did it again!

    I was SOOOO b-a-a-a-a-a-d!



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