thread for prayer requests
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this is a serious thread, and i made it because i care about you all here. if you are suffering with something, please feel free to let me know here or in a dm and i will make sure to pray for you, for as long as you like or need
Level 8 Playa
Hello. I desire to request prayers for BotBrs Galgox, Spring, Robyn and MiDoRi to feel utmost well-being, as well as for them to be protected: They have been wonderful friends to me since I got to know them, thanks to Battle of the Bits, long time ago; I encourage everyone to reach and befriend them: My life is much better since.
Level 19 Mixist
post #138897 :: 2021.03.15 2:44pm
  Spring, ASIKWUSpulse, Jakerson, telebasher, MelonadeM, charlotte, sean, hanna, raphaelgoulart, MandraSigma, mk7 and FamicomForever liēkd this
🙏 nothing but the best for BotBers
Level 23 Chipist
post #138908 :: 2021.03.15 10:49pm
  sean, sleeparrow, Doxic, telebasher and charlotte liēkd this
just ease my fears thx, I don't personally need anything else
this is a serious thread. i dont wanna see joke comments here. put them elsewhere. i removed 1 comment and will continue removing unserious stuff.
Level 19 Chipist
Titan of Plasma
post #138921 :: 2021.03.16 6:45am
  Doxic, charlotte and Jakerson liēkd this
As you've already seen, I've been very inactive both here and at Discord. Don't worry, there's nothing wrong, only a master's degree that's badly sucking my time.

I don't have anything special I need to pray for, but I thank you for your concern, Charlotte, and hope that everyone else's prayers bring happiness and success.
Level 20 Chipist
post #138923 :: 2021.03.16 7:16am :: edit 2021.03.16 7:16am
  Jessica Robo, georges, sean, tael, Yung Gotenks, Doxic, OminPigeonMaster, Tilde and charlotte liēkd this
i'd not ask for more, or less, than dignity and welfare for the whole humankind
Level 18 Chipist
Modus Ponens
post #138931 :: 2021.03.16 12:04pm
  sean, sleeparrow, Yung Gotenks, Doxic, OminPigeonMaster, Tilde, charlotte and MelonadeM liēkd this
I ain't the prayin type, but if I were, I'd pray for my dear sis, who's been having a real rough time of it this past year.
Level 21 Chipist
post #139265 :: 2021.03.22 9:05am
  mirageofher, sean, doctorn0gloff, sleeparrow, Yung Gotenks, raphaelgoulart, MelonadeM and charlotte liēkd this
I ask that we pray for UI and his family
that they defeat the Coronavirus in good health.
Level 23 Chipist
post #139267 :: 2021.03.22 10:29am
Surely there's something more useful than prayer guys. I understand it can be somewhat beneficial to some extent to the person performing it but it has never cured anyone, well no more than placebos have. If you're serious about bringing something good to the world, make sure the means you've chosen have an actual effect.
Level 28 Chipist
post #139268 :: 2021.03.22 10:42am :: edit 2021.03.22 10:42am
  Jakerson, sean, Spring, tael, FamicomForever and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
you're more than welcome to make your own thread to help bring about those things, inspired by the prayer thread (which apparently "does nothing"), if you like
Level 8 Playa
post #139269 :: 2021.03.22 11:05am :: edit 2021.03.22 11:06am
  mootbooxle, sean, Spring, Galgox, FamicomForever, raphaelgoulart and charlotte liēkd this
Thoughts, feelings, and otherwise energy, can move stars: I both, much appreciate, and acknowledge the gift you give at fellow Battle of the Bits' community members, by channeling energy you deem positive for, with them in mind.
Level 23 Chipist
post #139270 :: 2021.03.22 11:06am
Sorry I was mainly reacting to the last comment and didn't mean to offend. It reminded me that sometimes people die because they get prayer instead of medical care. If I thought prayer did nothing I wouldn't have even responded.
Level 28 Chipist
post #139271 :: 2021.03.22 11:12am :: edit 2021.03.22 11:58am
  mirageofher, Jakerson, sean, doctorn0gloff, Spring, nitrofurano, father, Modus Ponens, MelonadeM, FamicomForever and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
i'm not sure which post in this thread "reminded" you of this, everyone here seems to be posting in good faith; but i hope you can feel better soon

prayer and actions are not opposed (prayer is actually the beginning of all good human action), though i'm sorry that the world sometimes seems to put them at odds (like it tries to do with every good thing); since you've brought it up, i'll take the opportunity to post ui's message here, and encourage those who love him to help out:

Hi guys,
I haven't been to active in the community in the past years, but i have good memories when it comes to kind and good experiences.

I have a family member with Covid, it is a hell of a nightmare so I'm asking you guys for help, anything is welcome

If you want to donate anything:

ZELLE: Daniel Garrido -

Thank you in advanced, i really appreciate it, any help will help a lot
Level 26 Chipist
post #139274 :: 2021.03.22 11:26am
  sean, sleeparrow and charlotte liēkd this
@charlotte that's actually a great idea! i'll donate some once my credit card limit resets, which should be in a few days (and will be praying for them as well)
Level 23 Chipist
post #139275 :: 2021.03.22 11:38am
  raphaelgoulart, mirageofher and tael hæitd this
  nitrofurano and Oli liēkd this
Call me a consequentialist but it looks like I did send a good incentive :)
Level 20 Mixist
post #139279 :: 2021.03.22 5:30pm
  MandraSigma, sean, charlotte, Yung Gotenks and MelonadeM liēkd this
"remember to take action" is a good prayer, YQN

i pray always that people grow closer together instead of drifting apart
Level 20 Chipist
post #139281 :: 2021.03.22 6:48pm
  sean, charlotte, Galgox and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Pray for Oli
Level 25 Mixist
post #139294 :: 2021.03.23 9:43am
  sean, Sinc-X and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
@yqn confused on your points but I feel like pointing out it's kinda amazing how prayer can objectively generate change on some level from nothing but will and intent. if you know someone is praying for you, it would surely influence your psychological/emotional state + course of actions vs not having that knowledge of good will and support from someone out there. furthermore, this can be quite an intricate and complex set of interactions when you consider the influence of PRAYER DYNAMICS firing around within a group of people. I dunno it's a positive thing, and factually so.

and yea prayer cannot heal disease and sickness and it's an unfortunate overextension of good will and faith. tho it seems to me medical science also is in constant flux and can and does fail people as well. putting your faith in scientific evidence is surely a better bet in those cases but I'd argue it is still only faith
Level 23 Chipist
post #139295 :: 2021.03.23 9:55am
  nitrofurano, Jakerson, sean, Modus Ponens and charlotte liēkd this
to anyone wanting to discuss my posts, please do it outside this thread, because if i reply here it will end up being a thread about prayer and i didn't mean to deviate it from its original purpose or lack respect to charlotte. thx!
Level 20 Mixist
post #139296 :: 2021.03.23 10:15am
  Lincent, nitrofurano, sean and charlotte liēkd this
a prayer that good fortune finds John Lees-Miller and Dr. Nishio Hirokazu, whose javascript resources are currently helping me build something rly cool !!
Level 18 Mixist
a prayer for my mother, so that one day i may be able to take care of her late in life
Just pray for mirage
Level 28 Chipist
post #139986 :: 2021.04.06 9:42pm
  Lincent, doctorn0gloff, Jakerson, TristEndo, Tilde, charlotte and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
Prayers go out to my siblings - including my step brother, and parents, whom I love very deeply, and hope for the best, in the years ahead.
Level 22 XHBist
post #140269 :: 2021.04.12 6:21pm
  doctorn0gloff, Tilde, charlotte, Lincent, Jakerson and big lumby liēkd this
for me is manageable by my self. please just pray for svipal
Level 13 Chipist
post #140275 :: 2021.04.13 4:46am :: edit 2021.04.13 4:48am
  father, Lincent and Jakerson liēkd this
Level 28 Chipist
post #140816 :: 2021.04.27 2:56pm :: edit 2021.04.27 2:57pm
  FamicomForever, mirageofher, Modus Ponens, Doxic, tael, amelia, sean, Savestate, tonreihe, Tilde, doctorn0gloff, Yung Gotenks and Lincent liēkd this
the sister of my friend peter (known to you all as "Anamanaguchi") is in the emergency room with serious illness. i encourage everyone here who loves him to pray for him and his sister
Level 26 Mixist
post #140864 :: 2021.04.29 8:13am
  mootbooxle, Jakerson, pipe, Lincent and charlotte liēkd this
Despite my embarrassing and unfortunate perspectives, words, and lyrics about religion in the past, I've been praying a lot for everyone I know and that extends to the BotB and Chiptune community. God bless you all!
Level 18 Mixist
post #140868 :: 2021.04.29 11:43am
  Jessica Robo and Lincent liēkd this
  goluigi hæitd this
Matthew 6:5
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites. are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and. in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."
Level 28 Chipist
post #140873 :: 2021.04.29 1:28pm :: edit 2021.04.29 1:35pm
  raphaelgoulart, Savestate and Jakerson liēkd this
not sure what the intent of the post was, but i agree (?!) i imagine most people here are praying in good faith though, and post about it as an assurance to their friends that they are being cared for. since it isn’t a habit most people are used to, it seems fine to post about it a little bit. if you would like to pray privately for the posts in the thread (which are intended as requests, and people can pray for them privately if they wish), this is fine too
Level 18 Mixist
post #140888 :: 2021.04.30 7:12am
  raphaelgoulart, mootbooxle, FamicomForever, MandraSigma, Jakerson and pipe hæitd this
  Jessica Robo liēkd this
congregation, open your bibles to Matthew Chapter 6 verse 1

6 “Be careful not to practice your "righteousness" in front of others to be seen by them. [o]If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.[/o]

2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

basically what Jesus Christ is saying to his Disciples in this passage is that everyone who has posted in this thread, especially the posts that are just virtue signalling name drops, is going to burn, painfully tormented and damned, in Hell Forever, with the child killers, war criminals, and tax collectors, banished from God The Father for all eternity. This is the Word of the Lord Your God, Amen.
Level 28 Chipist
post #140889 :: 2021.04.30 7:22am :: edit 2021.04.30 8:48am
  FamicomForever and Lincent liēkd this
hope you feel better soon; you posted this stuff about "saying self-righteous shit for no reason except to stand out and look cool and farm clout" (which is what "to be seen/honoured by them/others" is referring to) in a thread where people were using it to ask for consolation for their ill relatives, who need consoling
Level 28 Chipist
post #140890 :: 2021.04.30 7:48am :: edit 2021.04.30 8:52am
  sean and mirageofher liēkd this
“2. And when He had said, "not to do it before men," He added, "to be seen of them." And though it seems as if the same thing were said a second time, yet if any one give particular attention, it is not the same thing, but one is different from the other; and it hath great security, and unspeakable care and tenderness. For it may be, both that one doing alms before men may not do it to be seen of them, and again that one not doing it before men may do it to be seen of them. Wherefore it is not simply the thing, but the intent, which He both punishes and rewards. And unless such exactness were employed, this would make many more backward about the giving of alms, because it is not on every occasion altogether possible to do it secretly. For this cause, setting thee free from this restraint, He defines both the penalty and the reward not by the result of the action, but by the intention of the doer.“

homily from st. john chrysostom on the verse you are misusing
Level 28 Chipist
post #140892 :: 2021.04.30 8:17am :: edit 2021.04.30 8:22am
  Lincent and mirageofher liēkd this
since i am being accused of some sort of sham "cracker barrel" christian supremacy (which in retrospect was bound to happen at some point), i am going to post a picture detailing my feelings on "faith", and what it means, whatever the faith is in, and whatever the appeal is to; you are all welcome, without exception
Level 28 Chipist
post #140893 :: 2021.04.30 8:31am :: edit 2021.04.30 10:13am
(part 2 of ramble from image, not upset, dont worry lol)

people don’t understand the real reason why christ came to save the sinners, and not the self-righteous; he is not a “therapist” or a “policeman”, or any being that serves the nonchalant uncaring world or its workings. he mocked the pharisees who are much of the “christians” of our time, and as you have accused the thread of the same, it is important to properly delineate an explanation of real faith, so that those who are in it and even those who participate politely understand that it is not for vanity; the lord jesus, god in man, had come to console and give hope to sinners and not to condemn them for a reason; as those deepest in sin, who have plumbed its depths, who know sin because it has overtaken them so completely and to the point of hopelessness have consecrated the deepest layer of bricks of the temple of their faith, one that leads to a place of infinite height because it started from a place of infinite depth, from a perimeter infinitely far out; the acknowledgement of the deepest sin possible is the sturdiest foundation of all progression away from it afterwards, away from our origins, which we ALL share; it is good to wonder why instead of just a "law of how to be good" (which was the covenant that preceded it), christians worship the murder of god, an infinitely loving and infinitely innocent being, made possible and tangible and manifest in a human being, on a cross; there IS no worse crime than that; yet it REDEEMED people; it is good to wonder why people think the ancients built ziggurats and temples from as far out a distance as possible, out of the depths of the earth, to reach the sky in the middle; it is good to wonder why christ said the temple was his body
Level 28 Chipist
post #140895 :: 2021.04.30 8:41am :: edit 2021.04.30 10:13am
  FamicomForever liēkd this
(part 3, etc)

with regards to the "centre" of ancient temples being closest to the sky; why is a cross simultaneously the "centre of vision" and a means to "guide our aim" in first person shooter games? the least "style-based" genre of all time, where everything is maximised for base instinct and nothing else; you think that is being flowery? you think life itself has not been organising itself around this truth from the very beginning?

(i am not upset at you, by the way, i mean you well, and i understand. in a way the post is important, it really gets at so much typically unsaid, that i feel like i need to clarify very much what it is i actually have found to believe)
Level 28 Chipist
post #140896 :: 2021.04.30 8:46am :: edit 2021.04.30 8:48am
  raphaelgoulart, mootbooxle, Savestate, damifortune and charlotte liēkd this
  Jessica Robo hæitd this
uh ok i want to stop whatever e battle you're trying to start here and assure you that keffie made this thread in good faith and whatever "clout chasing" that may be going on here is irrelevant and immaterial. if anyone really just wants e clout, the "hell" they will be putting themselves will be entirely their own suffering, unbeknownst to other botbrs.

and i have enough trust in the kind of people that posted here that they genuinely just wanted a place to pray for their friends in solidarity, irrespective of their own religious beliefs, and especially irrespective of christianity (also this is coming from someone who hasn't even made an inkling of acknowledgement to any post on this thread until now, also I won't be making subsequent posts about this on this thread).

cut it out, you don't have to prove anything to anyone, we already love you as a botbr
Level 21 Grafxicist
post #140988 :: 2021.05.02 3:13pm
  TristEndo, mirageofher, sean, FamicomForever, charlotte, tree and nitrofurano liēkd this
  Jessica Robo hæitd this
praying for my fellow designers / graphx friends , that we have time to grow and find our message to the world (and our mental health)
Level 28 Chipist
post #141000 :: 2021.05.03 1:54am
  raphaelgoulart, Yung Gotenks, mirageofher, tree, sean, FamicomForever and TristEndo liēkd this
thank you to everyone who have prayed for samantha; she is in a stable condition now. i am relieved...
Level 30 Mixist
post #141003 :: 2021.05.03 3:31am
  Doxic, raphaelgoulart, Yung Gotenks, Sinc-X, damifortune, mirageofher, FamicomForever, tree, sean and charlotte liēkd this
I appreciate you all and I am glad this thread exists. <3
Level 17 Mixist
post #141047 :: 2021.05.03 4:32pm
  mirageofher, sean, damifortune, charlotte and Yung Gotenks liēkd this
i would like to light a candle if i may -

a prayer for my friend darin, i hope you are still among the living. i only remember the good times my friend.
Level 8 XHBist
post #141054 :: 2021.05.03 7:53pm
  Yung Gotenks, mk7, raphaelgoulart, sleeparrow, nitrofurano, XFREDDYxDANGERX, damifortune and sean liēkd this
just here to say im not religious in any normal or logical sense, but im praying for all of you. and if you happen to read this comment while scrolling to post some edgelord stuff on a thread like this: don't. have just a morsel of kindness in your heart, treat people like human beings instead of whatever mangled metaphor you see them as.
Level 28 Chipist
post #141056 :: 2021.05.03 8:34pm
  tonreihe, Lincent, damifortune and sean liēkd this
honestly, it's fine... they're human beings too after all (laughs) i've never feared getting in a skirmish over things like this, it's a faith worth defending
Level 30 Chipist
post #142596 :: 2021.06.08 5:58pm
  Tigrelle, doctorn0gloff, Yung Gotenks and tree liēkd this
please pray for my friend who is having a liver transplant tomorrow

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