Why Pray?. Why Pray?. 1) Because humans seek a spiritual dimension to life! 2) Because God’s people have always wanted to respond to His initiative!. Why Pray?. 3) Because Jesus taught and expected His disciples to pray – so the early Church was a praying Church! 4) Because Jesus prayed!.
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1) Because humans seek a spiritual dimension to life!
2) Because God’s people have always wanted to respond to His initiative!
3) Because Jesus taught and expected His disciples to pray – so the early Church was a praying Church!
4) Because Jesus prayed!
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Priestess of Isis
Is there something about human nature that impels us to seek the spiritual?
Raymond Williams memorial lecture 2002
The very Rev Dr Rowan Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury
Anselm of Canterbury
‘Still the small inward Voice I hear,
That whispers all my sins forgiven,
Still the atoning blood is near,
That quenched the wrath of hostile heaven,
I feel the life His wounds impart,
I feel my Saviour in my heart’.
Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Amazing grace! how sweet the soundThat sav’d a wretch like me!I once was lost, but now am found,Was blind, but now I see. ’
T’was grace that taught my heart to fear,And grace my fears reliev’d;How precious did that grace appear,The hour I first believ’d!
John Newton 1725-1807
C S Lewis (1893-1963)
(Surprised by Joy)
Noah, Abraham and Moses had communion with God on behalf of His chosen people
John Everett Millais
King David and the Prophets (e.g. Jeremiah and Ezekiel) developed a more personal faith in the Lord
Rembrandt van Rijn
Devout Jews in our Lord’s time with a personal relationship with God
Alexey Yegarov 1830
(1 Pet 2:24)
A Form of service –
‘Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness…….’
This tells us