Posts Tagged ‘prayer’
For the past decade I’ve been wrestling with the subject of prayer. What is prayer? Do our prayers affect change? And especially, the James 5 idea of “the prayer of faith.” For example, growing up, many of my leaders either taught or inferred that God will heal you — implying you just have to believe and have enough faith. Now that I have more experience and have had time to consider it, I believe they were trying to teach us to pray with confidence and persistence — two attributes that are necessary for prayer. Of course, if the healing doesn’t occur, what do you do then? This was my hang-up.