Originally presented 01/06/2008
by Doug Hammack
Many of you have told me that prayer no longer has the same meaning to you it did at one time. Some have asked and asked and asked for something, and it hasn’t happened so they don’t ask any more. And doing this long enough, most fervent, most devout begin to weary, their faith in prayer begins to flag… Not ready to give up on God, many have given up on prayer. So I’m not suggesting these people should try harder. I’m not suggesting any of us should try harder at prayer. If our understanding of prayer has grown polluted over time, it would be good to go back to time when it was pure. Maybe prayer is about seeing and hearing what already is instead of getting God to do what is not yet. Maybe it’s more about getting out of our illusions or ignorance than it is managing or manipulating our world.
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