Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Thoughts and questions on prayer

Had a great night last night at the Huddle, looking at the topic of prayer, our understandings of it, and ultimately, what prayer looks like in the life of our group.

A few questions were raised for me:
We all agreed that if all our prayer life exists of is asking God for stuff, then thats gonna be a pretty shallow spiritual existence, but if we're asking God for stuff that are clearly a part of His will-people coming to faith/being healed/an end to hunger or oppression of any sort/helping people to deal with tough times, is that a bad thing?

Does God really care if we thank Him for all the stuff he does for us? Would he stop if we didn't? (Got an idea what i think about this one now, but still an interesting thought)

Why do we feel the need to pray out loud in groups? Obviously God hears us when we pray in our heads, so why do it out loud. This was an interesting one for me, because being extroverted and always willing to talk, i have no probs, but some members of the group who were slightly more introverted said they often found it a little stressful and intimidating.

Do we have to specifically call something 'prayer' for it to be prayer? Like when we're out in nature and we feel that deep sense of gratitude at how good the world around us is, or feel that sense of connectedness to God-without us having called it so, or even having specifically said God's name-is it prayer?

Just some thoughts for today, perhaps I should go pray about them :)

5 comments:

mase said...

Digs, did you read the 'tom's topic' in yesterday's friendly word?
He mentioned something about prayer spoken aloud - that the prayers are not prayed to the people hearing, yet prayer aloud can serve to strengthen the faith of the listener, through hearing a fellow disciple verbalise their own faith (my paraphrase). Interesting, i thought. Good questions re prayer aloud, digs. I've thought about this sometimes too.

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