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Old 9th April 2004, 02:01 PM
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Alert Scam Alert: Prayer Rug and St. Matthew

Today, I recieved in the mail envelope from St. Matthew's Church,Tulsa, OK with a paper prayer rug promising health and wealth if I just pray on it and send it back in with some money. The enclosures looked liked something out of a tabloid.

The letter almost implies that money should be given, but it would probably be the start of more letters if I were to mail it back.

The biggest, and most explicit deception is that it mentions nothing about God's will and says that we can get whatever we pray for, and it places the power of prayer in the rug, rather than in God.

You can read more hear.

http://www.theindychannel.com/money/2817097/detail.html
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Rather, it confines God to a piece of paper, and promotes concieted, selfish prayers.


Most of the Lords prayer is about God's Glory, the prayer starts with and ends with him. And the middle part is about loving others and being sinless. Only a fraction has to do with needs.
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Originally Posted by newlamb
Did you Google the church - does it even really exist?
I googled for the prayer rug, but not for the church by itself.
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The local news here is doing a story on this "prayer rug" tonight.

These things pop up from time to time. A few years ago it was a paper hankie with an icon image on it. Before that it was some scrap that supposedly had been blessed by a saint. I circular file all of them.
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The local news here is doing a story on this "prayer rug" tonight.

These things pop up from time to time. A few years ago it was a paper hankie with an icon image on it. Before that it was some scrap that supposedly had been blessed by a saint. I circular file all of them.
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Originally Posted by newlamb
Did you Google the church - does it even really exist?
The church does not seem to exist, I could not find any Chruch in OK with "St Matthew" in its name.
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I am in east TN. Station in Johnson City is running the story at 6pm
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