Saturday, March 1, 2014

In Regard to Prayer

Fiorella is in constant prayer--for herself, her family, her friends, the world, the universe--but she had to turn down Facebook's invitation to "Say yes if you believe prayer works."  The implication was that God is a faucet that one can turn on by constant communication, that you, in effect, you can control God's will if you twist that handle hard enough.

It doesn't work that way--it doesn't work any way.  Prayer is an entreaty, not a guarantee.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Also, remember the old liturgy, "“it is truly meet, right and salutary that we should in all time and in all places give thanks to thee, O Lord.”

Prayer is more than asking for a favor; it should also be a thanksgiving to God