|by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel,|
In our own lives, prayer is often confusing and ill-defined. It is distorted and neglected. It is a burden and an obligation. It is reduced to another habit of being a “good” Christian. Prayer is another thing to “work on” or “keep up” in our spiritual life. It is a method in the quest for a more fulfilling, happier life.
In all of this the primary question remains:
What is prayer?
We fail to see that our definitions begin with misguided presumptions, and we continue to perpetuate the same superficial view of prayer facing my intimidated youth group students.
Therefore, the answer to our primary question, “What is prayer?” we have to turn to Jesus. Jesus is the pray-er. The symphony of His life was guided by an unceasing prayerful note. He did not pray out of duty. He did not pray under the…
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