fly right

September 12, 2016

the sky is the limit

FLY RIGHT

If our prayers are but habit, or rote, then we have failed to pray effectively. According to Puritan pastor John Preston, “God takes our prayers not by number but by weight.”

 

 

If 90% of human communication in person to person dialogue is by physical cues, then how much is the weight of our prayers measured by our physical posture; i.e. the groaning, sighing, laying prostrate upon the floor, have you torn your garments, thrown ashes, if the God who lives inside our being is affected by posture, then why do we pray so casually?

 

 

Why would we read the prayers of others and think they are greater than our own. Is prayer better if done 5 times a day because of ritual?

 

 

Weight vs. number, heart vs. rote, maybe we’ve grown bored with praying and the lack of answers because it doesn’t really mean anything. If we are only praying because we are told that’s what Christian’s do.

 

 

Should prayer become a circus act, ‘prayer du Solei’ that’s not what I’m recommending, but maybe we should stop the steering wheel prayer, the now I lay me down to sleep, the quickie, whatever term you want to use and think about the physical act of prayer, literally.

 

God bless

 

Physical prayer requests taken at scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

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