jin sun
pray to myself Hi everyone, I often use the phrase 'talk to myself' when I murmured without anyone looking at me. How about 'pray to myself'? It is also used in the same way with that one? Thank you so much :)
Feb 12, 2016 10:39 AM
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I guess you can say that if you do not need divine intervention or you are not religious ; otherwise , you would say ,"I pray for myself" . I pray to myself to help myself ( you think that only you alone can help yourself)
February 12, 2016
I've never heard "pray to myself" to be honest, and it sounds a little arrogant. Since Christianity is very important to the cultures that spoke English, it influences English as well, and you "pray to God", i.e. humbly requesting for assistance from a higher being. "Pray to myself" sounds like you're not only asking assistance from yourself, but you're also self-raising your own "spiritual status" or whatever which is a bit arrogant. I would say that I "pray by myself" or "pray alone", though. (Well, I wouldn't ACTUALLY say that, considering I'm agnostic. XD )
February 12, 2016
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