Have we tried this approach to high gas prices

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  1. Salty

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    For some time now, we have complained about high gas prices.

    This got to me thinking, instead of complaining, have we :praying: ?

    We will sing "Take it to the Lord in Prayer". :jesus: Could it be the Lord is waiting for us to begin praying for this "crisis"? Do you believe the Lord would answer the prayers of thousands :1_grouphug: of Christians as we seek lower gas prices?

    This is NOT a facetious thread. I am very serious about this.

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  2. Palatka51

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    I'm on board!:praying: :praying: :praying:
     
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    Maybe He wants us to learn to conserve the resources He has given us.
     
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    Part of me thinks that people act ridiculous when they complain about the cost. It is still A LOT cheaper than in many places in the world. For example, in Brazil the costs are about $8 or $9 per gallon.

    I was listening to Dave Ramsey yesterday and he had an Algebra teacher write an email to him that said people spend about $23/gallon for Lattes.

    TRY CUTTING LITTLE THINGS.
     
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    This is part of my problem with a thread like this. The dollar strengthened a little in the last couple of days, so I only paid $7.16 per gallon today.

    What is expensive?
     
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    Prayer is always good but a little common sense goes a long way. If we were to open ANWR to drilling, drill off the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf Coasts, and streamline the approval process and offer tax breaks for building new refineries the price would plummet and we would become an oil exporter in just a few years. Why should God answer our prayers when we will not do the simple things to help ourselves?
     
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    In addidtion, maybe we should be :praying: for our elected leaders to do take the right action.
     
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    I believe the only real way to conserve fuel and reduce oil companies and OPEC's profits is for everybody to slow down. I drive over 50 miles to work and everybody acts like they are 30 minutes late to God only knows where they are going. If everybody, and I mean everybody, would get on board with this they would not only hurt the big oil companies, but save themselves real money. Probably more than they would think over a months time. I try to set my cruise on 60 going to work on the interstate, sometimes at my own peril. My little Civic gets right at 40 miles a gallon. Just think of the impact it would have if everyone averaged at least 30 MPG. This is the works that need to go with our prayers to make things better at the pump, for the individual and the Nation. I wrote my Senators and asked them to introduce legislation regarding this. Unfortunately, all I got back was a generic letter that didn't even address my proposal. They seem to be more concerned for the Corporations than they do for their constituents. So it's up to us, about like everything else.
     
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    I still say cut the $4 Lattes.
     
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    dan e. YOU HAVE BEEN TAGGED BY THE OFF TOPIC POLICE!
     
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    Off topic??? My point is that maybe the best practical way to handle it is to adjust our monthly budgets....and you won't feel the affect as much. That is why I mentioned the Ramsey thing.....he was sarcastically saying that people scream over $3/gallon gas while waiting in line for a $4 coffee!
     
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    Kind of like looking over a field of peas and praying that God would pick'em, shell'em, cook'em and then spoon feed'em to us.

    Good post NCT.:thumbs:
     
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    The topic is: SHOULD WE PRAY ABOUT THE SITUATION?
     
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    Of course. What should we NOT pray about?

    However, I'm still not off topic.
     
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    How about this....pray about cutting some unnecessary things out of your monthly budget, and you may not feel the sting of rising gas prices as much.

    There. FINALLY on topic :thumbs:
     
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    Nice recovery! :applause:
     
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    For 30 years I've been praying for the USofA to quit subsidizing low gasoline prices for it's sheeple. This low gas price has depleted the world's oil resources with the USofA using more than their share. This makes the USofA the world's pariah. The current 'gas price crises' is an answer to long prayer.

    Before signing up with this 'ploy' make sure you are going to stick with it by:

    1. riding a bike instead of a vehicle for shopping
    2. insisting that your employer let all those who can work at home
    3. taking the Air Conditioning (south half) or Heating (north half) out of your house.
    4. wear stocking hats -- 8% of the world's usage of oil is due to the resistance of the USofA to wearing hats -- a person looses 1/3 of their body heat through their head

    (note this will give feet to your prayers)
    Be ready to pray 60-80 years.
    Be ready to pray 4-6 hours a day - I'm retired and can do it.


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    According to my trailer/signature, I need to be nice even to dreaded OIL WASTING AMERICAN PARIAHS.
     
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    This may brand me as "anti-prayer" or some such epithet, but I don't put much stock in what you're suggesting. It seems comparable to praying that there will be calorie-free cakes and pies that taste even better than what we're used to, so we can eat all we want and not get fat. That's not saying that I don't wish we could do all the driving or flying we want and have to pay nothing for fuel; but we have based a major part of the way we live on limited resources under a free-market system, which means we will have to pay somebody's price if we are going to continue to live this way.

    Frankly, no. About the only way would be if enough Christians have enough pull in all the levels which contribute to prices being what they are. And even if that is so, is there any true reason to think they would not be as self-centered as any capitalist?

    Okay.
     
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    :laugh:

    ROTFL, Oh wow, reference source please.
     
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    Sure I think that prayer is always a good option. But I also think that God intends for us to take care of the planet he gave us and not abuse its resources. In europe nobody drives SUV's, there is no status in that. Here were are so consumed with status symbols we would rather drive a tank and pay 80.00wk on gas than to get a yaris and spend 25.00 on gas.

    ~but I am definitely in for the prayer, I am a big believer :thumbs: in the effect of group prayer! :thumbs:
     

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