Category Archives: Let Us Pray

Let Us Pray: Asking “Why?”

Prayer always includes permission to ask, “Why?”  But often the question remains unanswered.  At such times, we cannot continue to search for explanations.  This will only result in incurable frustration and confusion.  Instead, we must turn to Incarnation.  We can … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray: The Essence of Prayer

We begin to wander off the trail when we make prayer transactional rather than relational.  A request/answer prayer life fails to create the God/human conversation which includes requests, but does not define prayer in terms of them.  Our deepest relationships … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray: UnceasingvPrayer

St. Augustine sheds helpful light on how we pray without ceasing… “And all my desire is before you” (Ps 37:10)… This very desire of yours is your prayer; and if your desire is continual, your prayer is continual too. It … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray: Ending the Series

As much as I believe in this particular series, I have decided to cease posting on this topic for now. My time away from Oboedire during the holidays has reinforced my feeling that “less is more.”  So, Thursdays will no … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray: Influential Intercession

Read:  Genesis 18 I doubt we will ever be able to describe how prayer is “influential” with respect to God’s actions on the earth.  Sometimes we appear to see a quick and clear connection between our prayers and God’s actions.  … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray: Covenant Conversation

Read: Genesis 17 Almost the entirety of this chapter is an extended prayer conversation between God and Abram.  It is the conversation which established “signs” of the Covenant which God wanted to initiate in and through Abram. The first sign … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray: God Sees

Read:  Genesis 16 The drama of this chapter is both strange and understandable.  The story starts out good enough as Sarai gives Hagar to Abram so that he may have a son to carry on the Covenant line.  But when … Continue reading

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