Is Praying for Academic Success Cheating? « Exploring Our Matrix 1


Jim asks an interesting question. Be sure to go to his blog to comment, but I agree with the fathers, prayer changes us, not God.

Jen McCreight posted on her blog about someone who gave thanks for having passed an exam, and expressed gratitude for prayers offered on their behalf. Jen made several comments, among which this seemed to me the most interesting:

“Seriously, if God really is the reason that some students were doing well, they should be expelled. A supreme deity isn’t enrolled in school, you are. If they’re altering your grades, that’s cheating.”

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  • Sarah

    I think Jen is looking at prayer in the wrong way. When I pray for an exam, it is not because I did not study, and hope that I miraculously pass with an “A.” I pray that God can help me calm my nerves, lessen my anxiety, and in turn perform better on my exam. For me it has worked, especially when I have a lot riding on an exam, I tend to become tense. I also pray and believe that whatever the end result is, I have to trust in God’s plan, not mine.