Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hatred for Prayer

From The Stream:
I went to bed last night, still in shock and grief over the shooting in Texas. But also over something else — the apparent hatred among many for prayer, and those who deem it unworthy in times such as these. One example, among the many that are out there, comes from Marina Sirtis, who played Deana Troy in Star Trek: The Next Generation (of which I am a big fan): “To all those asking for thoughts and prayers for the victims in #churchshooting, it seems that your direct line to God is not working.” (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

Perfect example of how people do not understand the purpose of prayer. It is not the same as a Las Vegas Slot machine where you put a coin in and maybe you will hit the jackpot and maybe you will lose your coin. As C.S. Lewis wrote in his book "The Problem of Pain"...."God does not look down from heaven and say, 'and a good day was had by all." Prayer is for consolation, healing, reparation, guidance and most importantly, maintaining a conversation with God.