June 23, 2009

Dan Phillips on Prayer

This morning, Dan Phillips, over at Pyromaniacs, posted a great classic post of his on “What Prayer Is and Isn’t.”  I recommend that you all go and read the post, but here is my run down on it:

The concept of prayer has become overly laden with evangelical sentimentality to the point where prayer has become the ‘end all’ and ‘be all’ of the Christian life.  Prayer is not a conversation with God, it is not a dialogue, and our prayers certainly have no intrinsic power in and of themselves.  Prayer is simply us talking to God in petition, supplication, praise, thanksgiving, etc.  When God talks to us, that is called revelation and we have received the fullness of that in His Word, the Bible.

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