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How do you picture God in your mind when you pray?

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Hall7

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Do you picture a person, a bright light or? In my case, for some reason it seems like I get two different pictures in my mind when I pray, I see God just as the word "God" but see Jesus as a person even though they are one. And I don't know why but I feel a sense of more compassion towards Jesus and see God as a stricter being, but then again they are one. Must be my subconscious, don't know...

So just am curious to know your visions...Thank you.



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I dont picture anything. When I pray I just pray. Sometimes I pray with my eyes open and focus on a blank wall, but I do not hold any picture in my mind. 



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Same as with Sheba, I do not picture anything.



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There are times when I don't picture anything at all once the Holy Spirit takes over, then it becomes a feeling more than anything, and a good one that is :)



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that's an interesting question.....   I usually see a mountain valley and I sense Him standing beside me but I don't actually see Him.  It's my peaceful place.



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I don't picture anything most of the time, it's more of a feeling than an image.  A feeling of warmth and love, I guess those feelings could translate into an image to some people.  Sometimes when I pray, I do try to imagine what the world must have looked like when I think about the stories in the Holy Bible.  Eden, the Promised Land, what the Jews were doing for the Pharoahs, Jericho, the 1st and 2nd temples, etc.



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He looks a bit like the Jolly Green Giant but sat down (on a throne). I think it's an imagery from early childhood that I adopted.



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He looks a bit like the Jolly Green Giant but sat down (on a throne). I think it's an imagery from early childhood that I adopted.


Because you imagined Him as bigger than anything else as a child?

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There was a time during my childhood when I pictured God as an old compassionate man with a white robe and white beard until I understood He isn't a human being. Ever since then It's impossible for me to come up with somewhat of an image of what He might look like. I can only picture and feel His Spirit within me which is invisible.

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I don't picture anything.  I don't know what God looks like, and don't try to create any image in my mind.  I just talk to him.



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He looks a bit like the Jolly Green Giant but sat down (on a throne). I think it's an imagery from early childhood that I adopted.


Because you imagined Him as bigger than anything else as a child?

 

 

I don't know maybe. I don't deliberately try to picture him as looking like anything. It's just the picture I get when I hear the word 'God'. I'm a very visual person and when I hear words a picture is formed in my mind. When most people hear the word 'rose' for example, they may see a rosebush or a pink colour or whatever. We're all different.

Like a lot of people I have colours for the days of the week two. If you ask most people what colour Sunday is, they'll say 'yellow', probably because it's the colour of the Sun.

 

God has always resembled the Jolly Green Giant but he's almost in Black and White. Probably because I may have seen these ads on TV when I was three or four years old. I don't deliberately try to visualise him like that, I'm aware of the perils of idolatry. It's not purposeful, and I don't believe for one moment that he resembles anything like that. It's just the way my brain works.



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An older man in a white toga with a long white beard.

Jk

Like Sheba, I don't.

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as a king sitting on a throne, but can't see his face. everything is white, pure, he wears sandals.   :grin:  


Edited by mevosper, 10 June 2014 - 07:27 PM.


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I picture him as a loving father that is always ready to hear me...,whenever I worship him in the spirit I see him with my spiritual eyes sitting on His Throne..."Saying All powers in Heaven and on Earth is in my Hands"

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He did walk in Eden with Adam and Eve, so I am sure He has chosen to present Himself as a human being.  I wonder if he walked in the garden as Yeshuah.



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Do you picture a person, a bright light or? In my case, for some reason it seems like I get two different pictures in my mind when I pray, I see God just as the word "God" but see Jesus as a person even though they are one. And I don't know why but I feel a sense of more compassion towards Jesus and see God as a stricter being, but then again they are one. Must be my subconscious, don't know...

So just am curious to know your visions...Thank you.

I try to stay away from anthropomorphic stuff and think of God as Spirit since that's what He is. It's a work in progress but for me, it's working



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Blessings Everyone,,,,

     Didn't we have this exact same topic a while back?I remember the same question......& I suppose I have the same answer,I would be curious to know what my answer was then?-lol

     Anyway,I say this especially because, like Oakwood, I am a very visual person with a very vivid imagination......I guess it is because I am an artist it makes me that way or perhaps I am an artist because I am that way?ha! I see God so many different ways in my minds eye when I pray or when I just spend my time with Him.......from Jesus walking with me ,wearing a tunic & robe to Jesus on the cross,mutilated & suffering......and then I envision an older King,the Great I Am in a glorious haze upon a majestic throne to a glimpse of a Spirit type man behind the thick of the forest in the Garden of Eden & the pictures  are endless & varying............................& then there are times I see paintings of MichaelAngelo ,DaVinci,Raphael    & memories of pictures I have seen in different Bibles...........................Reminds me of my favorite song"I Can Only Imagine"

                                                                                                                                                 With love-in Christ,Kwik



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I can't really picture him I just sense something there, not sure how to explain it.



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I picture all the things I have to be thankful to God for. My wife, my job, my house, my family.




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