Sunday, June 3, 2018

Prayer doesn’t change God but the one who prays

Morning: Psalm 63:1-11; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Acts 8:26-40
Prayer is consistently understood as asking for things. As with other clichéd ways of thinking, it is difficult to see prayer differently … when you believe you know what something means, you don’t hear when an alternative is offered.  But the Lord’s Prayer – the model Jesus gives his disciples to teach them to pray – begins with an invitation that God’s ways will prevail rather than ours.  The rest of the prayer seeks help to live well.  Thus Jesus teaches that prayer changes us, not God.  And when we persist with it, prayer transforms our hearts.

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