I'm saying that as a single woman, no man will be in a position to say to me one way or the other to cover my head no matter What I'm doing. My husband would be and I won't be going to a church that requires a woman To wear a prayer veil.
Greeting Sue, I replied based on your comments above, it came over as 'I will not, full stop' as in the conversation of women today saying when they get married they will not obey their husband.
As for wearing a prayer veil what if your pastor requested it?
And Why would I be praying in public just because I'm in a place of worship with other believers. I don't pray out loud. I bow my head during corporate prayer led by a man. In fact -- I'll add This --in one of the churches that I Do go to -- pastor was encouraging prayer by anyone while we were praying as a body for a given situation. CAn't remember what it was presently. But there were a couple of women who stood and prayed on a given subject. Neither of them were wearing a prayer shawl. Neither of them had husbands who went to the church. And I bowed my head and listened silently while they prayed. I Did and always Do have the opportunity to pray silently while others are praying out loud.
You are diligently trying to be right with God, Bless you.
Yes, I Do follow the traditions of the group I'm worshiping with. I'm part of that group. Probably the only thing I Don't follow along with is 'raising holy hands in praise' Because I've never felt led To do that. I'm a fairly passive worshiper.
Although I understand what you are saying Sue, I don't understand it on the basis of what you said earlier, I wouldn't dress or have my hair a certain way just because that is what the rest in the group do. I like you am a sheep in the fold, but I don't follow the sheep, I follow the shepherd, Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, He alone is the one we are to follow.
You sound like you're suggesting that I'm somehow mildly rebellious?! Or maybe I'm going to the wrong church?! I Should be looking for a church who's pastor teaches the wearing of a prayer shawl? Well -- of the various churches that I've gone to over the past 5 yrs or so -- none of them have taught that passage. Probably because none of those churches had women who prayed or prophesied in public.
If what I have said has come over to you incorrectly, not as intended, I apologise Sue. I wasn't suggesting anything you have stated above.
Forget the prayer shawl, the RCC use this also, I once went to a Christening and the minister said to the family with all present, the child that had just been Christened will have the same prayer shawl when they go to heaven. I can hear your reply already.
This is where I stand, based on scripture, there is a lot of talk of the prayer shawl here, women covering their heads, all of this was OT, what we should always ask ourself is What would Jesus say if He walked into this conversation right now?
He would not look to see if you were in filthy rags, he would not look at your hair, or for a prayer shawl, He would be looking at peoples hearts, are they right with God.
So for me, although I replied to some of the comments, the issue being discussed id void, not applicable.
I put this in the link below, I think it fits regarding our worship.
Psalm 100:1-5 (NIV2011)
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
We enter His gates with thanksgiving, not by going to church, but by throwing open the doors of our heart, where ever we are.
Worshipping from the Heart