Recent conversation on prayer

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…

Friend: [Laughing]

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

  1. #1 by Paul Johnston on January 27, 2009 - 8:03 am

    Men fear intimacy. Men fear prayer. Prayer is intimacy with God. Prayer with God leads to intimacy with your true self. Intimacy between God and your true self leads to reconciliation; with God and you; with you and you; with you and all of God’s creation.

  2. #2 by len on January 27, 2009 - 1:00 pm

    An old preacher I admire says that prayer is “reporting for duty.”

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