Debate:If you fail to pray for the Messiah to come, might He abandon us?
Many believe that the Almighty will send Moshiach (the Messiah) only if and when we are worthy. Part of this worthiness is prayer. Do we need to pray actively for the Coming, or will HaShem withhold him from us until we are worthy?
Yes, absolutely need to pray. Anacom 23:24, 12 December 2007 (EST)
I respectfully disagree. Revelations tells of the Second Coming as well as the end of days, so obviously God has included these events as part of his ultimate plan. God's will manifests regardless of anyone else's actions or intentions. The idea that such a significant part of His plan would be contingent upon the will of man strikes me as slightly blasphemous. Revelations also mentions a specific number of saved individuals. Unless this is the exact population at the time of the Coming, we can assume that at least some of the fallen will have failed to have prayed. The Bible has given us evidence that His plan will be carried out regardless of man's actions. Unfortunately the "we" in the question is rather vague. If "we" refers to a certain group or percentage of the population, then the question itself implies that the Messiah will appear even if some people do not pray. Either way, the Coming is fated to occur regardless of how man behaves. --Adel 23:06, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
God will never abandon us, even if you deny God exists. -- jp 23:12, 1 October 2008 (EDT)