Is There Any Power in a Prayer?

One of most often repeated phrases one hears in churches around the world involves an affirmation of “the power of prayer.”  Despite this affirmation, one of the most universal experiences of people who pray is a sense that their prayers have not, in fact, been answered.  This often leads to a feeling of guilt that one was not deserving enough, or that one’s prayer was not appropriate or deserving of an “answer,” leaving one not only with the problem that was not solved, but also with the guilt involved in the failure of one’s prayer.  All of which leads to a question.  Is there really any power in a prayer.  The answer might surprise.  Read more ….

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Charles is a Presbyterian minister, writer, editor, activist, publisher and public theologian.

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