Keeping It Real

God Praying

In the best moments of our prayers, we are both honest with God about what we want and clear in our understanding that God may or may not give it to us.  Praying won’t necessary resolve your worrying concerns, but it will help you identity them and keep them in view.  The first obligation is that you be honest with yourself. 

Prayer is cooperation with God, a consent that opens the way for grace to work.  But a God who simply answered all of our prayers without question bears more similar to a child’s idea of Santa Clause than to the huge and immeasurable force God is.

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