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Prayer by Letters
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Spade    Posted 05-14-2002 at 06:12:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yesterday, I received a letter from Saint Mathew's Churches, PO Box 21838, Tulsa, Ok. asking me to list my seven greatest needs or requests and return this list with twenty-five dollars "seed" money. They then would pray for me and good things would happen. Enclosed with their letter was an envelope that was not to be opened until twenty four hours had passed after sending my requests and "seed" money.

After careful consideration, I concluded that I was unworthy of such tremendous kindness and luck so I placed everything into the return envelope and sent it back to them.


penelope    Posted 01-25-2006 at 13:32:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you guys ever stop to think that christians don't use prayers rugs? Muslim terrorists use prayer rugs.
That stupid page that is suppose to be a prayer rug could have been laced with anthrax and God only knows what else....I took my letter from Saint Matthews churches back to the Post Office and filed a complaint. The PO guy is sending it off to have the "rug" checked out. I see people have been getting these letters since 2004 so I guess nobody died yet.....but still one should be careful what is found in the post office box. Perhaps our government should start tapping our mail boxes too??? Scary stuff if you ask me.


me    Posted 08-04-2005 at 23:13:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
at times i find
i hate you for taking my mind
i sit. i wait.
i hesitate
isn't it great?
and what is Truth?
sit in a booth
drinking suicide
try to hide
won't abide
drink newcastle
no hassle
chapel of a kind
bud of mine
there next to you
ha ha ha saw a future too
whom does it belong
when this life is gone
the laugh laughed last
and what's my craft?
smiles for all
marionette doll
pressed against the wall
with me to zone
never alone
want to get home.
how could this be
real for me
what's assigned by Thee
of my choosing
no losing
he didn't mean to
but he did
them
no words.
like a bird
already heard
gonna fly fly fly
get high high high
and try try try
growing tired of all this
sometimes just wish
i could go
be unknown
uninvaded
not jaded
what's been created
sometimes feel grated
hated
waited
anticipated
much more than mine
and
at times i find
i hate you for taking my mind


Amanda - LET'S DO SOMETHI    Posted 01-14-2005 at 10:55:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My mom received one today. It really sickened me reading it. I of course came to the net to research them. They ought to be ashamed of themselves - taking advantage of the elderly and the desperate. 60 Million Dollars A YEAR?
Something needs to be done.... an expose is needed.

Hello, Dateline? 20/20? this is right up your alley!


zolybreak    Posted 01-26-2009 at 16:56:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I received one of the same mail today and now that i m reading you guys i m thinking that who knows who is being sponsored with this money...scary ..talking about rugs


Dino    Posted 03-09-2005 at 14:30:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got one, too. I wrote the following message on the prayer rug: "Jesus says...Your church will burn in h--- for the lies you sell." Then I mailed it back to them in the postage-paid envelope that they provided.


AYOUB    Posted 12-06-2005 at 11:50:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i get rip off to over $200 dollars was gone to saint matthew,s church scamer,s i asque you god get my money back from those scamer ,s in diffrent way becouse they use your name to steel money from evrry body i have three yong kids need this money please god punch them in your way thankyou lord


More Info On this ORG    Posted 01-14-2005 at 11:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
http://www.badbusinessbureau.com/results.asp?q1=ALL&q5=PRAYER+BY+LETTERS&submit2=Search%21&q4=&q6=&q3=&q2=&q7=&searchtype=0

http://www.give.org/reports/care2_dyn.asp?584



Kristi    Posted 01-14-2005 at 08:53:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I received my letter and fake rug today! I'm so excited. I found an old brick in my garage. I can't wait to go to the store for a brown bag to wrap my "seed gift"! I just pray that my heavy contribution will encourage more people to send heavily to St. Matthew's Churches.

God Bless and keep it heavy!




Mike    Posted 05-16-2004 at 17:12:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just got the prayer rug scam mail today (5/16/04). I just shredded the whole thing. I never send any donations to any disease, pets or churches by mail. Go to your local Hospital, churches or vets and make a donation in person and get a receipt. These scammers are getting rich by people who are dumb enough to believe that this is a message from god....from another state no less.


Jeanine    Posted 05-17-2004 at 19:38:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
God is a God of harvest, but not this way.He is not a God of games or gimicks. I recieved this prayer rug stuff in the mail today 5/17/04 and at the end of the night, I took it upstairs with me to read intently.
I thought for a moment and then prayed. Because the Holy Spirit IS real, I heard Him clear as I always do, say "Check the web". So I did and here I am.
See, as a Christian (a real believer and citizen of the Kingdom of God = Saved), I know my Father and yes, faith is one of the biggest parts of my relationship with Him, however, I know my Daddy better then what these manipulative, decievers think who sent this to me.
I laughed and said, regardless, I know that I am blessed and my faith stretches far beyond some paper prayer rug. I commune with the Lord daily and obediently give to my home church and partner with some trusted ones that I know that are of truth.
THIS IS A SCAM! Satan has always clothed himself as a angel of light, when in fact, he is just a whimpy ol' liar, set out to let people think that God is money hunger. God needs nothing from us, He is the creator of the universe, so if I am a child of God, which we are all called to be, all I have to do is declare what is already mine through being an heir of the Kingdom. I am blessed and know that my harvest and blessings WILL keep on flowing because of just the way my relationship is with Him.
It is sad to say, but we are living in desperate times, where people ARE really hungry to see God move, even if they are not believers. I pray that everyone who recieves this lie of a letter will disern it immediately.
I cut off the lie of the enemy in Jesus' name and render Satan powerless. I ask legions of angels to be released upon every vulnerable person in need who recieves this and ask that the Lord would stir up an uncomfortable feeling in them to see the true spirit of God. AMEN
Anyway, I could go on and on, but that is enough for now.


Lee    Posted 05-19-2004 at 12:47:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jeanine,

Praise the Lord Sister! I thank God for your STAND and testimony that I just read. I too
recieved one of those "bogus-notes" in the
mail. And, gave it the "ten-second thought
and discernment look over" and wham bam shazzam
it was tossed in the trash bin. The
Holy Spirit quickened me, and said "none of mine".
And in the trash it went. I pray that God would
intervene in the mailscam and end this thing, before it does any damage in anyone's life, in
Jesus name.

You be encouraged sister, and keep lifting Up
Jesus because He's on His way back for a church
without SPOT nor WRINKLE. I pray we both be made
ready to meet Him in the clouds!

in Christ love,
bro. Lee


lisa    Posted 03-09-2006 at 18:06:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
it is so true, the holy spirit is most definently real, because he told me the same thing. look them up and stop the seed i was going to give them. that is so sad and i ask God whatever he does i have no hand in it , but i will still pray for their evil tactics.


From the Midwest    Posted 05-18-2004 at 12:01:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jeanine, thank you for sharing. You are obviously a very caring and genuine person. God's blessings to you...


To Mike    Posted 05-16-2004 at 20:26:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know Mike, I'm glad you consider yourself smart enough to avoid such 'scams,' perhaps you should re-word your message where you call others dumb for believing in something good, nothing wrong with that I can see, what's wrong are people who take advantage of others goodness. Even the most knowledgable have been known to get taken at some point, I don't see where that puts you above any one of us...

Good day...


CK    Posted 03-15-2005 at 09:20:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do not think for a minute that anyone needs HOLY GHOST to discern what this is except the truely greedy folks. If it were that easy, your own prayer on your knees should have solved those problems a long time ago.


To whomever you are who r    Posted 05-19-2004 at 07:10:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't consider myself above anyone, however the reason why I may have said it harshly is because of my personal experience with people(friends & family)more than outside people. I didn't mean to offend anyone. Also I just feel in anyway that god doesn't ask for money via mail, etc.(red flag). I feel if you REALLY are a believer in god and have faith, and you need prayers, you get down on your knees and pray. The key is to "HAVE FAITH" and he will hear you. God knows everyone's heart and really know who is a phony and who isn't. I am not saying that I couldn't get caught on a scam, because I have a long time ago, but the chances are slim now. That's why there are News, Tv Shows, Newspapers, Internet so we can all read, see and hear on reports on many scams. I understand that there are people who take advantage of good people. Thats why we all need to be a little more aware of these things. What happens is if you mention god in a piece of paper, etc and people who "believe in god" start to follow these scam artist like the pide pipper. I'm sorry if you feel this is too harsh but the truth is the truth and I say it the way it is and I'm tired of warning people nicely whom I know and they don't listen and fall into the trap everytime. Enough is enough already ....wake up and smell the coffee.

Have a good day....


Faithful in Oregon    Posted 05-31-2004 at 03:15:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Over the last several weeks I have received several of the mailing from St. Matthews Churches. I have responded to them with prayer requests and on one occaision a $10 "seed faith" offering. I tithe regularly at my church and occaisionally make offerings to other religious organizations.

Today, I got curious and did an online search for St Matthews (probably should've done this sooner).

There is a wealth of information about St Matthews and it's history. One of the things that struck me is that the letters that St Matthews uses have been sold to other religious organizations such as Oral Roberts. This tells me that there is enough scriptural accuracy in what St Matthews sends out to deceive even the most knowledgable christian out there.

The Bible tells us we will have trials and tribulations, but let's face it, given a choice, we would all rather not have to go through any trials. The literature that St Matthews puts out, appeals to those that are going through lifes trials and tribulations. It offers a seed of faith and yes they do ask for donations and may even make suggestions as to amount, but they also ask you to respond whether you send money or not.

Based on what I now know, I'll be somewhat more skeptical in responding to St Matthews (or any other quasi-religious organization). I suggest though that St Matthews in spite of it's reputation may be helping more people than its hurting by giving them a glimmer of hope in situations that may seem hopeless! God can take a situation like this and use it to help people.

When God gets tired of Mr. Ewings ways, he will get put out of business!


Barbara E. Kammerer    Posted 02-13-2007 at 11:46:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I my self was drawn to st matthews church letters a few years ago and i'am very religious and have had several spiritual happenings through out my life,the letters from st. matthews ,I must say though are not prayers just by them ,but all those who are in they'er congragation,not all are true worshippers,of they're congragation,so ,it is of a necessity ,to pray for you're self first,befor opening these pray'er letter's, so that you dont fall pray to any evil that might be hidden in the words,first of all we are the seeds of CHRIST,we are the seed 's of GOD,there is no money that can erase sin,there is no payment for sin by tithing,JESUS died for the sins of all,never forget this, remember he is the only way, man cannot save you! you can save you're self through JESUS CHRIST only! All's one has to do is ask of this through him in you're own words ,hidden in you're own closet, were no one can hear you!Ask and it shall be given unto you,so long as it is rightous ask for his guidence, ask for him to come into you're heart,body and soul,and to help you inderstand his word,give to him and he will give to you.


My name is Renate...    Posted 05-19-2004 at 08:49:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike, I suppose we all have to 'live and learn' so to speak. Some of us will naturally get caught up in this kind of thing. That's WHY it's a GOOD idea to get the word out to help others but I'm sure we can do WITHOUT references to ANYONE'S being dumb... So don't feel it is YOUR job to educate everyone, believe me, it's a big world, if we can help a few then we are doing well. I'm thankful to places such as this bulletin board for allowing us to help make others aware, it's just the suggestions or assumptions we make as to why people do these things that should not be for us to judge as being dumb or otherwise. I don't know what God has to do with the Pied Piper but we all understand things in our own way as individuals and hopefully we can discern and help others we are able to warn through that discernment to separate the good from the bad, without labeling.

Thanks & God bless ;^)


From the midwest    Posted 05-16-2004 at 13:24:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prayer rug here too, back in January,I prayed on that rug for my husband's job, I thought I couldn't give much but $5.00 would be a little something if I did choose to. That very night my young nephew was in a devastating car accident that took his young life the following day. If I didn't have faith I would blame God for that damned prayer rug and for taking my nephew from us but I know better. The best thing we can do is warn everyone we can. I'm still mad but not at God, He wouldn't touch this...


vic    Posted 05-13-2004 at 16:35:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just got the prayer rug in the mail. It looked a little
familar to me. It's actually a play on St. Veronica's
Handkerchief. I have a print of it in my house. So in
fact, it's not a rug at all..but a handkerchief. I'm sad that
this is a scam. If I am going to give money to the church
it would be in my own area. I wouldn't trust any out of
state mailing and neither should anyone else. The rug
letter doesnt ask for money but does have a spot to
enclose seed money. Even if you don't send them
money and you send the "rug" back, as requested you
have confirmed your address and they now know that
you could be manipulated because of your belief in
God. FYI- (St. Veronica's handkerchief, was used to
wipe Christ's face when he was carrying the cross to
Calvary and which remains an image of the suffering
Christ.)


wexwex    Posted 05-12-2004 at 16:57:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
The best thing we can do with these scams is get a big box full of stones, bricks, or old phonebooks and tape the return postage paid envelope onto it. Let's see how these scammers like $10 postage fees!!!!!


Sharon    Posted 04-25-2004 at 01:02:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
They're still at it. I received a "prayer rug" mailing this week. One of the first things that I noticed was that this paper "rug" that was supposedly passed from person to person was so completely unwrinkled or damaged. Didn't look like too many people had been kneeling on it. Then there was the part about it having to be sent back within 24 hours--as the letter put it, "Remember, God is WATCHING!" Somehow, I didn't think it was God who was so concerned about it. As others have said, the internet is full of info on this organization (actually, it kind of sounds like one man with a tremendous internet marketing scheme.) and the scams it runs.


FREEDOM    Posted 04-09-2004 at 16:34:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I LIVE IN NJ AND I RECEIVED THIS LETTER, AND I HAD A FEELING IT WAS A SCAM. SO OF COUURSE FOUND THIS SITE ON THE NET. SO, I SENT IT BACK TO THEM WITH A BREIF NOTE OF THEIR DISGUST AND SENT THEM ONE PENNEY, AND SAID HA, HA, JOKE IS ON YOU. SATAN MUST BE THERE BOSS? AFTER READING THE LINK KUTV.COM. MADE ME SICK THAT THEY'D RIPPED OFF PEOPLE AND MADE OVER 60 MIL AND CAN GET IT AWAY WITH IT, SINCE RELIGIONG IS A FREE THING IN THIS COUNTRY?? SOUNDS NOT RIGHT TO ME..GOD BLESS.


Lisa    Posted 04-12-2004 at 11:24:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy!..Am I ever grateful to you guys and your postings!....I received the Prayer Rug about 3 weeks ago and it came at a time when I had been really down in my life.I guess I didnt really think about it being a scam, so I kneeled down and prayed and sent those creeps $10.00 and waited...Thinking I did all this through my faith in the Lord. Then a few weeks later, I received a seed Harvest Book (asking for my commitment to prayer and sending them more money on a regular basis) and ANOTHER letter asking for MORE money. It said the Larger my Seed (Money), The Greater my Harvest...What a bunch of Crap!.....At least this time, I was suspicious enough to sleep on it and I truly Believe the Good Lord opened my eyes and sent me here!....Praise The Lord On High...I was about to send them $50.00 this time....I'm soooo thankful the Lord Lead me here and enlightened me!...You DON'T have to pay for Prayer, the Good Lord hears and answers through Faith in him!


debbie    Posted 03-18-2006 at 10:22:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am glad to have stumbled on this today. I am a christian and I thought I was doing the right thing. just to let you know God knows we ment well and I will not be punished for that. but if knowing now its a scam and I still do it I would be wrong. I hope someome starts a class action suit against them they will be punished for taking the lords name and promises in vain. I would hate to be them. deb


Matt    Posted 05-12-2004 at 07:55:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow... Not only does Religion prey on the weak, superstitious, and hard-up... but you can also use it to cash in big. I need to remember this in the future. You poor people. Life sucks - that's just part of life. Rich, poor, weak, or strong, we all have our bad days/years. Get off of your knees and do something about it. Afterward, you can give the credit to god if you like... I tend to keep it for myself.


ck    Posted 03-15-2005 at 09:33:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats a good one Mike. Religion of any kind christian, islam, idol worship, animist or whatever-you-want-to-call-it makes even smart folks dumb and keeps them lethargic on their knees. They dont challenge their environments because 'thats the will of GOD'. It is a matter of common knowledge that the most religious folks in the world are also the most miserable because they accept everything by FAITH. Isnt it a wonder that those who are supposed to have god's wisdom need so many hours of prayer to 'discern' a shrieking scam.?


S. Smith    Posted 04-10-2004 at 06:24:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I received my letter last night when I returned from church. I read the letter and went upstairs in a room by myself and prayed.I have been feeling down & scared due to the loss of my job. This letter seemed to be my answer. I came down stairs did the check list and wrote a check. But this morning when I awoke I decided to check St. Matthew's out on the web and I found this site. Thank God for guiding me here. Thank all of you for posting. God Bless all of you!!!!!!


Jessica Dean    Posted 01-22-2004 at 12:55:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I recived a letter in the mail yesterday, and I really hope this is not a
get rich plan by the church cause GOD will punish you for using him
in such way to rip people off! You shouldn't use people who have
problems in thier lives just to make money off of thier faith in GOD!


kerrie    Posted 01-14-2004 at 18:40:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to take the time to thank you all so very much. I have just recieved the "prayer rug" in the mail today from saint matthew's church. This hit me at a pretty hard time when I was looking to God for answers. Something told me to look into it befor i did it. And after hours of looking I finally found this forum. I want to thank you all and may God bles each and every one of you. Kerrie in PA


Tracy    Posted 01-15-2004 at 15:32:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Please check out the following link; I have received this letter too & it is a hoax, a fraud, an easy way for someone to collect money from unsuspecting people who really believe in this. I assure you it is NOT REAL! The link that I have included is a TV station's website, in Oklahoma, who did some checking in on St Matthew's. I advise you read it. Good luck, and do some research before you hand any money over next time.


Tammy    Posted 03-26-2004 at 17:56:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the info. Too bad I was too stupid and bought into it for awhile. Not any longer.


Monique    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:30:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you Tracy for including that link. I received mine yesterday and of course, I took the prayer mat and I went in my room and kneeled down and prayed on it but you know what, even though I pray all the time, I do not kneel down and pray. I conversate with God at all times of the day and night but I think after yesterday, I will find the time to kneel and pray to God aside from my conversations with him. I was uncertain about this but this is why the internet is so reliable for situations as this. Thanks again.


John    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:19:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We just received a prayer rug in the mail today, in Sedalia, MO. As is my habit, the first thing I did was get on the 'net and research them. The fact that we can do that is a real answer to prayer. I wonder how we go about stopping this sort of thing though? Technically it is not legal, and from the article posted a lawyer is the one running the scam. There ought to be a law.......


Bun E Rabbit    Posted 01-14-2004 at 16:40:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THESE LETTERS ARE AN ETERNAL SPAM OR
MAILING LISTS FOLKS! DO YOUR OWN PRAYERS
AND THE LORD WILL ANSWER THEE!
DON'T FALL INTO THE PRAYERS BY MAIL TRAP,
CAUSE ONCE YOU ARE HOOKED, YOUR DOOMED
TO A LIFETIME OF JUNK MAILING LISTS!!!


Houston Fruge    Posted 08-27-2003 at 10:24:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
For someone to use the US mail for a religous type ripoff is probably against the law, and certainly against the law of God. These "freaks of nature" are attempting to defraud folks of money. What is really sad is that there are folks that are nieve and are borderline religious fanatics that will blindly donate. These rip off artists are making a good living doing this.

When I receive mail from them, I stuff their prepaid envelopes with discount tickets to Pizza Hut, loan applications, or any other junk mail I get. Let them pay for the postage BOTH ways.... the US postal service needs the money!


GWB    Posted 12-10-2003 at 09:57:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
What's the difference between this and the local church that asks for a tenth of your income? They also say you don't have the Lord's favor and are not saved unless you give to them.


john    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:14:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you have encountered a church that says you don;t have the Lord's favor becuase you aren't giving money to them, run the other way.. FAST!
If that has been your experience, then you are right. there is no difference between Saint Matthew's Churches and a church that makes that sttement. You're absolutely right, they're both scams! And if anyone who reads this thinks I'm wrong, look at the discussion between Simon the Magician and Peter in Acts 8:18-21


Judy    Posted 01-14-2004 at 09:57:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Whenever I receive a piece of mail addressed to resident, I am immediately turned off. Of course, I was interested in the letter from St. Matthew's Churches regarding their 'prayer rug' because our son is in dire need of prayers for his health. However, I kept looking for the punch-line (contribution) and found it at the end. I am grateful for sites like this that help to keep things in perspective for those of us who are desperate for God's blessings upon those we love. Thank you!


Monique    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:32:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My prayers for you, your son and your family Judy. Prayer is all you need and we don't have to pay in order for God to listen.


P.COULSON    Posted 11-21-2003 at 12:11:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
tHESE PEOPLE WHO USE OUR LORDS NAME FOR GAIN, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM, I FEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN THEM MOST OF THEM ARE LONELY AND HOME BOUND SIMPLE CHRISTIANS WITH A SIMPLE FAITH IN GOD, OUR SAVIOR, WHO TRUST THEM, THE VENGANCE WILL BE MINE SAYETH GOD, THEY TAKE THERE MONEY JUST SO THEY CAN HAVE EARTHY THINGS AND EARTHLY PLEASURES. GOD BLESS THE LONELY WHO GIVE TO BE CAREFUL. WHAT IS THE LAW THAT LETS THEM GET BY WITH THIS THERE ARE 3 IN TULSA, VERY POWERFUL PEOPLE.


Jerry W.    Posted 10-21-2002 at 14:48:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I find it disturbing that letters such the "Prayer By Letters" solicitation I received is from people who have a non-profit group status.

I would encourage anyone who wants to have their needs prayed over by someone else to simply contact their local church of choice, or even send me an e-mail - I won't even ask for one thin dime! It is the duty of the faithful to pray for others.

Also, be watchful of those who commit "priest-craft", which is the sin committed by those who preach the gospel with intent to gain personal advantage rather than to further the work of the Lord.

The "Saint Matthew's Churches" people call themselves "prophets". The only prophets in the scriptures who commit priestcraft are "False Prophets".



Debbie    Posted 02-24-2005 at 10:34:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I recently received one of their letters. After having cervical fusion on the 1st of Feb, things have not gone as well as planned. They hit me at a time when I am most vunerable. I believed in them. How ironic that they send this letter at this time in my life. I am beginning to think that a psychic that I recently began seeing has something to do with this. I stopped seeing her too after she wanted me to give her $2,100 to get the negativity released out of my life. I have seen many psychics in my life and they all were good except for this one.


R.C.    Posted 05-11-2004 at 16:37:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I received my "official prayer rug" in today's mail. Instead of returning it to St. Matthew's "church" with a "donation", I am sending it to the State Attorney Generals office with a note requesting they investigate this scam. The tipoff was a PO box instead of a physical address. I know of no real church located in a mail drop and; what real church would not include their actual physical address.

"Be not deceived, God is not mocked." Our Lord will deal with this matter and these people in his own time. God is delighted when we pray and WILL answer our prayers. He instructs us to always be in an attitude of prayer.


Christian W.    Posted 10-10-2002 at 18:12:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I recieved the same mailing. After a little research, I found this interesting article. I don't think I will be sending them any of my money. Sounds like a scam to me.
http://loper.org/~george/trends/2001/Apr/56.html
Chris


Kathy    Posted 05-14-2004 at 10:59:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a mail today from the St.Matthew's Church as well with a prayer rug to it. I was glad I research in the internet and found the articles posted about it and found out it was a scam. It was sad how they use the name of Jesus & taking advantage of people's hunger for answered prayers. Only thing I can say it that everytime our faith is tested---we go back to the basics...read our Bible and not be deceived rather stick to our convictions and live by God's promises and truth!


neptune612    Posted 07-10-2002 at 18:53:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am not a religios person and have asked them twice to not contact me anymore, but still I recieve junk mail from them. I suggest that all who come into contact with them DO NOT send them any $$ unless you have lots of it and like throwing it away.


john    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:23:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you are still receiving mail from them after requesting that they remove you, that is harrassment. Contact your State's Attorney General's office.


spunky    Posted 06-02-2004 at 12:09:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I recieved this letter also. There is no postage date on the envelope! I recieved it a few weeks ago, and I was apphauled by the fine print that said if I didnt return the rug, then I was stealing other peoples prayers, or not giving someone else the chance! How can they say that? I am in desperate search of a way to contact these people and ask them who they think they are. To me, this is a chain letter that if ignored , or thrown out would certainly bring my family and other families reasons to need to pray!The letter entices you to send to a dear friend.I would never wish for any of my friends to be doomed hath they not reply and send the rug back! OUCH! Can anyone get me an email address for this place?I refuse to spend money for long distance calls to tell these people to take me off thier list. God would not want people to feel obligated to reply or else suffer:( Sincerely- Praying


Teri    Posted 08-19-2002 at 22:06:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They helped me out alot. I am over a fear that I have suffered from my whole life... I believe in them and love them.
- Teri


John    Posted 01-16-2004 at 12:34:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Teri,Good for you! But Saint Matthew's Churches didn't do a thing. Our connection with God is within, and it is very deep and very intimate. God knows our every breath, thought and feeling. You asked(maybe without even knowing it)and God answered. We are all children of God in the truest sense, and because of that we are never alone.


big fred    Posted 05-14-2002 at 08:51:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can save a lot of money by doing your own praying. Lots of folks might think you need a special license or training, but that isn't the case.


DeadCarp    Posted 05-14-2002 at 07:47:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good move. I hate junkmail and sometimes tell them so in the address box provided. Hate spam too. I've gotten in the habit of deleting FWDs and any email I don't recognize.

What I really hate is those "Forward this to 12 of your very best friends that you'd die for and return a copy of this to the sender, and you'll get something wonderful in your email" . Truth is - I don't want anything wonderful- i wouldn't want to die for friends and i didn't even want this! BAM! :)


Tom    Posted 05-14-2002 at 07:40:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hopefully postage due??? :-)


Scott Hansen    Posted 05-14-2002 at 07:38:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would have too.


WallSal55----But I Do Pray at Home!! Believe me!    Posted 05-14-2002 at 12:53:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get sooo angry when I hear a minister, preacher, priest, say that people don't pray at
home! How in the heck, do they know? You tell
me anybody that hasn't been married for quite a
while, or raised children, or has been
in the cellar with your whole family while two twisters are coming for your place,-- hasn't prayed at home? I don't need that guilt trip.


Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-14-2002 at 22:27:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sure said some prayers at home during our big fire we had. They were answerd too! I did not know you bought your way to heaven any more. Mark H.


Sammie    Posted 05-14-2002 at 17:48:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that I live alone, I pray alot. I'm sure that God gets tired of my chit chat with Him all day long about all of the things I think and do that nobody else cares about. I'm sure my neighbors think I'm nuts when I take God to see the horses or thank Him for that beautiful sunset. But then, I figure it this way, long after the neighbors are gone, God will still be there, listing to my chit chat and loving me anyway.


cornfused    Posted 05-14-2002 at 19:58:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amen Sammie! God never tires of our conversations, that's what real praying is.


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