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I admit at the beginning that popular religion demotic religion the pieties of the common folk tends to sink to the lowest common denominator be it in syncretizing saints with old half-forgotten pagan godlings or in preferring the nasal whine and the revivalist shoutin to solid sense and learning regarding intellect as positively inimical to the workings of the Holy Ghost. But it is in American religious life especially Protestant American religious life that things bottom out completely.
Start your day with and in prayer. Communicate with the Lord and listen for instructions. Hooking up plugging into and connecting to the POWER SOURCE each day will keep power outages and disconnections away
Strange is it not how even those of us who scoff at divine intervention will fall to our knees and clasp our hands the moment we realize our futures are defined by uncertainty and hazard. A thoughtful man would never leave his knees. A wise man would never drop to them. In any case it wasnt really a prayer but one does like to follow convention now and then.
It is possible to induce incorrect notions of cause and effect in most people in just a few minutes. All that is necessary is to expose them to rewards which they believe they are generating based on their actions when in fact the rewards are randomly awarded. People will latch onto any seeming success and repeat it even when they have to explain repeated failures as well. It appears practically impossible or at least very rare for humans not to be influenced by immediate experiences of concrete results. This is true even if the experiences turn out to have limited theoretical validity. The moment of surprise is not when people repeat alchemical failures but when they begin to do something else.
There is a value in repetition. When we repeat certain phrases and even actions like fingering prayer beads we create a quiet rhythm within our spirits. The beating of our heart is a repetition as is the rhythm of our breathing. All of life has its rhythms and the repetition of familiar prayers can bring our interior spirits into harmony with the Divine Heartbeat and the breathing of the Divine Christ.
Even then his thoughts did not turn to prayer but to Abbie and to what she would think about his lack of prayerfulness and that surely she would have immediately broken out in prayer. Doesnt matter now he whispered and felt that he could not cry out to God.William Drexler the Third
Regarding Jabezs Prayer I will say at once that I am a very poor Christian and indeed a bad man. My besetting sins are many and the least of them are the fleshlier ones the really deadly ones are pride and intellectual arrogance. But I can honestly say I have never sunk to confusing prayer the souls colloquy with the Creator mortal mans dialogue with the Deity with magical incantation and the ritual of the spell.
Merciful Father.... I have squandered my days with plans of many things.This was not among them. But at this moment I beg only to live the next few minutes well.For all we ought to have thought and have not thought... All we ought to have said and have not said. All we ought to have done and have not done. I pray thee God for forgiveness.
William looked up... through his tears... past the catwalk and lights... past the sky... through the dark and clouds and stars and into the void where he once knew God existed then turned himself outside-in alone and asked Why