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Prayer for People Who Don't Believe in God

  • By Vance Morgan
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Does prayer have any meaning for someone who is no longer sure about what, if anything, is on the receiving end? If God or the divine isn't a "being" out there "listening," what are we doing when we pray? Many progressive christians struggle with prayer -or, at least, with the kinds of prayer they are often exposed to: shouted, whispered, forceful, timid, begging, and demanding; everything from essay lengthy scripted petitions, to poetry read from a book, to rote recitations that no one pays much attention to, to pronouncements, to communications in a "prayer language." They are often gripped by the power of the Christian faith but are simply unable or unwilling to endorse or engage with many of its traditional beliefs, including traditional beliefs about God and prayer. If we're not trying to connect with the kind of God who takes notes, answers "yes" or "no," and grants or withholds favours, what or whom are we trying to connect with? And so often our words seem to travel no further than the ceiling, no matter what we believe. The situation for people who describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious" isn't much different. They may not "pray" in the traditional sense or in traditional ways, but many long to connect or communicate with something larger than themselves - as good a definition of "prayer" as any - whether they name that something "the divine," "big love," or "spirit"; or think of it as a "force" or "energy" that connects all things. This is not an academic book, nor a "how-to" document. Rather, it poses questions that are important to progressive Christians and to the "spiritual but not religious." Working only with the assumption that prayer might have value even for those who are not sure what, or who, or even if God is, this book is about opening oneself to the "possibility of God."
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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781773431642
    • Manufacturer: Woodlake
    • ISBN 13: 9781773431642
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2019
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Vance Morgan

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