The concept of prayer is a pretty confusing one. Is prayer a set of words we are to recite? If we ask for something in a prayer, do we ever really receive it? How can we pray to the intangible Being that God is?
This issue on “Prayer: More Than Words” explores what’s behind the words we use, or rituals we follow. Prayer is a form of acknowledging and asking for help with our shortcomings, expressing the helplessness we may feel in some situations, or give thanks to the Divine for the gifts we’ve been given. But most importantly, there is no right or wrong way to pray; the variety of ways to open ourselves up to the God are endless!
“They should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).
Articles in this issue
8 Ways My Prayer Life Has Been Transformed
Wondering how to pray is common. Is there a set formula? What language should I use? Here are 8 different ideas to incorporate prayer into…
Turning to prayer
Jay has had a journey with the ritual of prayer in his life. At times he prayed hardly at all, but now he finds great…
New perspectives: the touch of Jesus
Praying is a conversation we can each have with God. But speaking with an abstract Being, Someone we can't see or hear in front of…
De-cluttering our minds (small group Bible study)
Just like our homes and computers, our minds receive all kinds of stuff - some good, some junk. If we don't take the time to…