The quote is from Sunday’s sermon. I don’t remember if it was original with the pastor himself or a quote from someone else.
“Don’t believe in prayer but the God we are praying to.”That thought has come back to me several times already. One of the questions I have in life is, why pray? If God knows all and is all powerful then what possible purpose could prayer have? I still pray but I am not known for blind obedience.
Perhaps this quote gives a clue to what prayer should be. I have never followed the shopping list method of prayer. Rarely do I ask for anything for myself. Part of that is because of an awareness of how blessed I am and part is a rejection of the idea that God is a vending machine. I actually look at prayer as more of a time of conversation with a lot of listening involved. With that in mind the quote resonates.
homo unius libri