Warm Southern Breeze

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Do Something Useful

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Be honest: Do you think prayer is useful? While we might describe the act of praying positively, we may not be convinced it actually “works” — at least not as we intend. Here’s the shocker: Many theologians agree that it’s a trap to consider prayer in terms of utility. Prayer is not an effective activity; that is, it’s not a penny in, gumball out procedure. Prayer’s not an activity at all. Rather it’s a form of relationship, an unveiling of the self before the God of love. Loving relationships, however, are very effective. Just ask the Pentecost gang what love can do.

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