Friday, May 25, 2012


Paul assured the Corinthians: “He [Christ] will continue to deliver us as you help us by your prayers.”
We pray when we need help. We pray when we want things to go the way we hope. We pray because we know we should. But, for myself, I think this has often been an exercise of habit—maybe because I don’t truly understand prayer. Simply, it is talking to God, but I believe prayer is so much more—more than those of us who live comfortably can understand.
There is something otherworldly about prayer—something mystical that we can participate in without fully “getting” it.
Prayer changes things and people. Prayer prompts movement in a world unseen and more powerful than our craziest dreams. Prayer connects us to the world of which we really belong.
It’s so easy to forget—to forget when many—like the apostle of old—are depending on it. There is no greater strength we wield—not money, not knowledge, not time.
As Paul continues: “Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”

Who would be one of many?
(biblical passages: 2 Corinthians 1:10b-11)

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