Difference Does a Prayer Make?
I think efficacious prayer isn’t about getting. What you may want
is an answer to a problem, or guidance about a job, or even the right numbers
for winning the lottery. But really productive prayer is whatever makes
you or me more fit for the Kingdom. Norman Pittenger, the late theologian,
author, and seminary professor, said that praying makes you want what God
wants. So prayer, whether done or spoken, whether chanted or handsprung
or danced, makes people different. A praying person is not like one who
doesn’t even whisper “Amen.” Prayer, if nothing else,
is a blessing to the human personality.
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