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Some well-wtitten and really great thoughts on prayer.

The Center for Spiritual Formation

When prayer becomes a one way conversation, it changes our perceptions of God. We can see God as a genie in a bottle who waits to give us what we ask for or like Santa Claus who will give us our desires if we are good. If our prayers are not answered, we can also begin to view God as an angry cheap skate who refuses to use power on our behalf. These, and many other misperceptions, are rooted in our refusal to stop talking!

What if you spent all your time addressing significant people in your life as if they were not able, or willing to talk back to you?

Too many times, that is how we talk to and about God.  But what if we truly believed:

For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the…

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