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I use to think God's name was Harold. I thought this because in the Lord's Prayer we say:
Our father, who art in heaven, Harold be thy name."
At infant school we said a prayer at the end of each day -
Hands together softly so
Little eyes shut tight
Father just before we go
Hear our prayer tonight.
And I used to say 'mother' instead of father because she was the one waiting for me at the gate not my 'dad'!
I thought that 'Our Father, witch art in heaven..' meant that there were hags up there with pointy hats and broomsticks, making spells around cauldrons.
I believed that "Our Father, who art in heaven" was about my own father, who had died when I was 2. I never realised the reference was to God until I was about 10
My brother always thought that the Lord's prayer had this line, "And Nancy shall come to judge the quick and the dead." Nancy was a friend of my parents'. The actual line is "From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead."
my brother used to think god was called peter because when you go to church you say thanks be to god, and he thought it was thanks peter god. god being his sirname. obviously. Also, he thought when you say let us pray, he thought it was lettuce pray and always started looking for lettuce!
I didn't know the phrase "a daily walk with God" until I read it in my devotion book. The devotional didn't bother to explain what "a daily walk with God" means, just that you should have one.
I took that to mean that I had to go outdoors and take a walk, in order to pray. Even when it was raining.
It doesn't mean that.
When I was younger, I was convinced that God was a cloud in the sky.
And how could a cloud in the sky hear my prayers from down here?
I'd tie a note to a balloon and send it up into the sky, believing he would read it and help me if he wanted to.
When I was little, I had my own prayer. I used to say it every night before going to bed. I thought someone would die if i didn't say it. This went on about a year or so.
When I was about 3 years old, my mom notices that when I was saying the "Hail Mary" I would say "...and pray for us cinders" instead of "...pray for us sinners". She thought it was pretty funny, and didn't correct me till I was older.
I used to be really confused about the whereabouts of God.
On account of: "Our Father who Aren't in Heaven".
Actually my brother's,but here goes-in the Catholic Church we have a prayer containing the words "and may the souls of the faithful departed to the mercy of God rest in peace,Amen".
My mum told me that my older brother always thought these were the "playful departed".I thought that was cute.
I used to think that if you tied a note to a balloon then the balloon would take it all the way to heaven and God could read it. I didn't know wat to write to God so i just tied a flower to a balloon and sent it up there
When I was about 4, I was saying the blessing before dinner..."God is great, God is good, let us sink in for our food." Needless to say, my family still reminds me of it!
when i was very little, my dad took me to hear bells being played at one of the local churches. on the way home we were saying "God bless Mom", "God bless Dad", etc. Finally my dad asked, "what do you think happens when we say God Bless?" In all seriuosness i replied, "they sneezed."
When I was younger, I had a stuffed dog named Shaggy. When people told me that God would give me anything that I wanted if I prayed hard enough, I took it a bit too literally. I used to pray every night that Shaggy would come alive! I truly believed he would. I was very disappointed when every morning he was still stuffed.
I went to a catholic school, so they teach me to pray as a way to speak to God, and said we must pray every night (so I did). But I couldn't imaginate how God could speak to everybody at the same time. My mum told me God has a huge pbx with answer-machine so you can leave a message that sure he will listen to. And for a long time I used to leave messages.
When I was young, I thought we closed our eyes in church during prayer because I was convinced that God and/or Angels came down from heaven to hear our prayers, so I would always open my eyes to see them. And I was always disappointed when I didn't.
I was taught to pray as a 3-year-old, but I learned what the word "afasha" meant ... as in "Afasha die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take."
Rote memorization isn't always the best method.
I used to believe it was the father, the SUN, and the holy spirit. I had no idea why we'd be praying to the sun since it was just...well I didn't exactly know what the sun was then either but I knew it had nothing to do with Catholicism...I was very confused for a while . . . up into the 7th grade actually . . . I'm slow, I admit it . . .