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Why do we cry

I cried about a friend that is getting into drugs and I miss his old self. and about a week later he said he had an epiphany about how he wants to be his old productive self (but actually new self) now is this just a coincidence, or is there a connection involved in crying? Is crying a form of prayer?

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DukeCityMuscle

Some people believe that crying is a physical process that accompanies successful grieving. You said you missed your friend's old self, that indicates you were grieving the loss of the type of friend he was. The fact that your friend came to the same conclusion about himself shows that you chose your friend wisely because you think and feel in similar ways. I wish your friend much success getting clean.

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Outstanding answer.
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"Is crying a form of prayer?"
What an intriguing question. I'd never considered it before but I suppose it could be. Crying is the overflow of an anguished heart. You were moved by concern and pity over your friend. That type of concern for others is the very heart of God. To answer your question, crying is not always prayer. Sometimes people cry for very petty and selfish reasons. In your case, however, I believe it was.
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Thank you so much for these answers! The heart of God was the answer I was looking for, thank you so much! Both answers so amazing:)
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Crying is your bodies way of releasing stress.

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to get rid of bad thoughts going through your head

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I dont know, but when I cry, nothing gets better for me. God really loves you.

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Thank you
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I wouldn't say crying is a form of prayer. Crying is a way to show emotion, usually strong emotion. Also crying helps lessen the strain of stress or pain. Crying is not a form of prayer but I'm glad that your friend is going back to his old self.

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Emotional and physical pain and to clean the eyes. Emotional joy can make us cry too.

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Crying is the body's way of releasing hormones that are produced by emotions

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because people have feelings and emotions

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