Praying While Distracted

Thomas McDonald writes on dealing with distractions while praying: This inane quote from Oswald Chambers showed up in my Twitter feed: Don’t say, “Oh, Lord, I suffer from wandering thoughts.” Don’t suffer from wandering thoughts. … Scrupulously trying to deny the wandering thoughts that occur naturally in prayer in the surest route to failure. We…

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Jesus Saved Me a Parking Space

My mom prayed for everything. No matter how big or small, she prayed over every need in her life. Including parking spaces. I remember many a Saturday spent with my mom and little sister, trundling around the parking lot of a Sears or a Kmart or a Zayre (remember Zayre?) in my mom’s big, maroon…

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The Back-and-Forth of Prayer

Some great thoughts on prayer from Thomas McDonald on God and the Machine, pointing out that prayer is not a monologue: We may be fine with the idea that we initiate a conversation with God and he listens, but does not reply directly (unless we are gifted with a mystical experience). Let’s turn that completely…

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Meanwhile, on Another Blog…

My blogging buddy Jen at Conversion Diary is doing a series of posts that walk through the Lord’s Prayer word-by-word, and she was kind enough to ask me to do the post on the word “heaven” (the second “heaven,” not the first; the “as it is in heaven” heaven). So drop by her place and…

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