No, unless they tell me they're praying for me BECAUSE I'm not religious.
Nope. I'm thankful they're keeping me in their thoughts.
Unless they're doing it in a back handed kind of way, but that's not really for the prayer part.
"Oh, I'm going to get a tattoo tomorrow!"
'I'll be praying for you.' /disapproving look
It might depend on exactly how it is worded or in what context, but generally not.
No. My husband is not a religious person. He recently had a stroke a very bad one.
We found out that a lot of people were praying for him all over the world and, even thought he is not religious, it gave him comfort and made him feel better.
Not at all whatsoever, unless theyre praying because they want me to find god (but the praying part there isnt the issue)
Not necessarily. It really depends on how well the person knows me (someone who clearly knows I'm not religious and says something offends me, but if it's an acquaintance I don't mind, I may even think it's sweet) and the reason.
I get quite pissed when the person says that they are praying for my soul because I'm a crappy catholic though...
why should that be offensive? it's their way of saying they're keeping you in their thoughts. it's a nice gesture.
what annoys me is when there are people who are in serious need (e.g. the homeless, the impoverished, etc.) and all people can say are "i pray for them".. um, some action would help.
Unless they do this in conjunction with telling me I'm horrible, going to hell, etc. If it's just a normal, "Your mom died, that sucks, I'll pray for you" then I think that's very sweet of them.
If they're telling me that in the way that is code for "and you're going to hell," then yes. Otherwise, no.
haha yea, I was thinking that too.
No. Their intent is good (well, usually) so I'm not offended by somebody trying to do something kind for me that is meaningful to them.
Not by the sentiment in itself, no - it's just their way of wishing me the best within their own ideology.
If they phrased it like, 'I'm praying for you because you're a sinner who'll go to hell' then yeah, that might get up my nose a bit.
No, if their intent is good I take it as a compliment in a way or a nice gesture.
If it's "I'm praying for you" as in praying for me to find Jesus/God, I take offense to that.
I'm also a little sensitive when it comes to my infertility problems. The praying for me for comfort/peace I don't take offense to. Praying for me (and especially in combo with telling me if I find faith in God, he can produce miracles blah blah blah) to magically not be infertile I find highly offensive. I don't broadcast my infertility, but I have some family members that have been offensive as hell.
I used to, but I just feel more exasperated then anything. It's code for "I'd like to help more, but I can't/am to lazy to so I'll just think good things instead!"
Not offended, but it is awkward. It's like... gee, thanks.
I don't know about offended, but it does rub me the wrong way.
Not really, unless they aren't saying it to be nice but as if I was doomed or something.
No. What a silly thing to get offended over. If anything I think that it is kind that they have me in their thoughts. The fact that they believe something that I don't does not change the intent or meaning of the gesture.
It was surprisingly soothing to have offers of prayer from strangers when my dad died. It gave me faith that people can still care and do things for others when they need it.
No I think it's a sweet gesture.
always tempted to tell them to save their time, but never offended