June 1, 2020


The experience of prayer is a struggle; and a mystery; and a joy… Prayer is simply (and profoundly) understood as the conversation of friends (but also much more!). What is your understanding (your paradigm) of prayer?

These last months have been good for us to consider that question… and Richard Dawkins has kindly helped us with this post:

And in a similar vein:

What do these images suggest about the authors paradigm of prayer? But the point is clear: prayer doesn’t make a difference–but science can. How might we respond to this?

In this series we will ask the following questions:

  • What is Prayer?, Romans 8:5-17; 22-30 (June 7).
  • Why pray?, Psalm 86; James 4:1-3; Ephesians 3:7-21 (July 14).
  • How to pray?, 1 Samuel 1:9-20; Luke 11:1-13; Matthew 6:1-6 (July 21).
  • What prayers is God sure to answer?, Luke 18:1-14; 2 Corinthians 12:6-10 (July 28).