Here is a good representation of a conversation I had today
Third Party: The youth conference is happening this weekend. We need to setup an all night prayer vigil so God’s will is done!
Me: Does God do more or act more if we are constantly reminding him all day long?
Friend: I don’t know why God would need this kinds of prayers. Maybe it is to do spiritual warfare. You are the charismatic, you tell me.
Me: I’m POST-charismatic…
Me: I’ve got no answers. I know God changes me when I pray, but I don’t know how getting a group of people together to badger God gives him more leverage to invade the free will of others.
Friend: Prayer is a mystery to me.
Me: Me too