Thursday, April 10, 2008

What Then Should We Entertain In Prayer?

"This, then, is the prayer of faith: to ask God to accomplish what He has promised in His Word. That promise is the only ground for our confidence in asking. Such confidence is not "worked up" from within our emotional life; rather, it is given and supported by what God has said in Scripture.

"Some Christians find this disappointing. It seems to remove the mystique from the prayer of faith. Are we not tying down our faith to ask only for what God already has promised? But such disappointment reveals a spiritual malaise: would we rather devise our own spirituality (preferably spectacular) than God's (frequently modest)?

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Does this strike you as odd or do you agree?
-Why do you think some (most?) Christians think faith in prayer is wrapped up in the emotionalism (you have to feel something) instead of trust?
-What is your theology concerning prayer?

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