#090: Does Prayer Work?

#090: Does Prayer Work?

Prayer is one of the most misunderstood parts about the Christian life.

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I thought this was an interesting post. Not everything that HONY puts out is something I agree with, but I thought the dialogue was interesting. For the most part, few people I’ve met in life actually have a problem with prayer. Some think it works. Others think it’s just wishful thinking that can help you get through your day or a difficult point in life. For many Christians, prayer is a very daily and very personal thing. And yet, I think it’s one of the most misunderstood parts of the Christian faith, along with the Spirit. But that’s for another day.

Couple that post with a post I found on Reddit this week, and it’s easy to see that there’s a great disparity about prayer.

Prayer isn’t so much about whether “it works” or not. It’s about aligning ourselves with God’s will. And sometimes, His will leads us through discomfort and pain, instead of sunshine and bliss. And when we understand that God is God and He is sovereign, it puts us at ease. He sees the bigger picture. When you spend time in prayer with God, it bends you to Him and it’s a beautiful thing.

#005: Live With Abandon

#005: Live With Abandon

#005: Live With Abandon

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Who’s on this episode?

Jeff Strommen @jstrommen
Dave Wager @wagerdaw

Students from across the world joined together in the largest student-led prayer movement, See You At The Pole, this week. Did you go to your flagpole? Report in!

Today’s world is confusing. What does it mean to live life to the fullest? This Sunday on HopeNet Radio, Jeff & Dave are talking about how we live life to the fullest and what that really means. The world has so many different ideas, often using methods that inflate or numb our present realities (ie drugs, alcohol, etc). But maybe there’s a better way that doesn’t lead to a world of hurt, isolation and hopelessness. In the Bible, Jonah had a much different picture of what his life should look like. Yet, he found out the hard way that he couldn’t outrun God. Perhaps we were meant to live with abandon.

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