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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?

Books & Culture
What happens when you write a book called Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? Philip Yancey tells us:
"I receive letters and emails from readers who give wrenching accounts of unanswered prayers. A man quit his job at a printing plant when it began printing pornography and, despite his urgent prayers, never landed another job. A couple desperately wanted a child and found themselves infertile. Another woman got her wish for a child, only to have her daughter die of a rare disease before reaching the age of two.
"I wrote two chapters on unanswered prayer, but frankly, all words seem impotent against the mystery of why such prayers go unanswered. When prayer seems more like struggle than relationship, when I find myself repeating the same requests over and over and wonder, 'Is anyone really listening?' I take some comfort in remembering that Jesus, too, had unanswered prayers. Four come to mind."
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