Ten Most Popular Prayers of All Time Well, actually, we've got
twelve. But since two of today's most popular prayers may not be on the list tomorrow,
let's call it ten. My selections include all time favorite and familiar prayers
like the Lord's Prayer, the Serenity Prayer, and the Prayer of St. Francis, along
with the contemporary, and very popular prayer of Jabez and the Jelly Bean Prayer.
There Any Pleasure in a Prayer? In the past people have often pondered
the question, "Is there any power in a prayer?" Today there is a more
pertinent question: "Is there any pleasure in a prayer?" I would submit
that if God truly is the source of all things beautiful and good, then prayer
is the supreme pleasure of life.
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.