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A prayer before doing anything is always good.
I am conscience of my responsibility and ask for safety and wisdom to act only if neccesary and skill when necessary to act... I also ask for grace fi such a situation occurred but practice so I am prepared!
Not to start a theological debate on the religion thing (I am a pastor but respectful to those who may not share my view of exclusivity) but isn't the golden rule from the Bible and therefore religious?
Whenever I put on my CCW I pray something to this effect:
"Lord, I pray that I do not have to draw my weapon today, but if I do, please give me clear thought, a sharp eye, steady hands and accurate aim. Amen."
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"QKShooter: Normally we do not allow DC Forum threads centered around religion or religious prayer based threads for obvious reasons. Some leeway is often granted if the thread topic is directly firearm or self-defense related as this one is."
QKShooter, I greatly appreciate the leeway granted for this thread. I never meant to bring religion directly into this discussion, and if any person here was offended, I truly apologize!
While the act of concealed carry is so personal and so varied between all who do it, I am just suprised at how moved I am by having this responsibility and by being so able to protect myself and my family.
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No, the golden rule predates Xtianity by a thousand or more years. Sorry.
I don't offer up any prayers, since I don't believe there's anything to pray to. But I certainly hope I never have to use it, and if I do, I do the right thing.
"I pledge allegiance to the war banner of the united states of Totalitaria. And to the Republic, which no longer stands, several bankers, who are now god, indivisible, with Bernanke bucks and credit for all."
Sometimes I say, "OK God, let's get through this day WITHOUT having to shoot someone. Thanks".
DEMOCRACY IS TWO WOLVES AND A LAMB VOTING ON WHAT TO HAVE FOR LUNCH. LIBERTY IS A WELL ARMED LAMB CONTESTING THE VOTE.
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Yeah I know The Golden Rule was in the Old Testament as well, I appreciate your acknowledgement and clarification.
I used to pray before doing anything...strapping on my weapon, getting in the car, getting on the motorcycle. It's kind of dropped off though for some reason. I really need to start again. This thread reminded me...thanks :)
And as for some of the humorous ones like
"Let it go bang 13 times before it goes click"
"Keep my Kimber from jamming, and my Glock from going kaboom"
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Actually..... I do pray every night that my cell phone doesn't ring.
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Not a religious person, but whatever gets someone through the day, go for it. I "hope" ( to me the same as prayer) that I never have to fire my weapon. I think about it every time I holster up. Good post.
Prepare for the worst and hope it never happens
Although I don't pray, I DO think, "This could be the day my life,as I now know it, ends." We all know the hassle we'll go through if we ever have to shoot someone, and the consequences and aftermath of even a righteous shooting. I saw a man a shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy two weeks ago. I wasn't involved in the situation, but I'm still having thoughts and "daymares" about it. What would it be like if I were the shooter in a life and death conflict? Whew!I think about it every time I holster up.
Although we think on these things, we can NEVER let those thoughts slow our actions or impede our intent of staying alive and protecting our loved ones. "Do what you have to do and shed no tears."
A bit of a pet pieve of mine...God should be capitalized. Otherwise, it is not refering to the true God but a false god and what good does that do?
No offense meant whatsoever
Pray for our nations leaders!
However, the proactive command to "do to others as you would have them do to you" is first found in the teaching of Jesus. (Luke 6:31) This is a positive command and requires proactive effort to seek out good to do to others.
Now that said, the command in this instance works either way and I am grateful for the leeway of the forum moderators. In the negative sense here, don't flame someone else's thread if you don't want yours flamed. In the positive sense, respect the practice of others and give them room to practice if you would like the same room to operate.
So to those who pray, I am with you. To those who do not, IMO the beauty of America is the freedom to worship however you please, if you desire.
"...whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one." (Luke 22:36)
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