Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What if God Answered Every Prayer?

“Apart from prayers impossible to answer – those that involve a logical contradiction such as opposing sides praying for victory, or farmers and athletes praying for conflicting weather patterns – what would happen if God answered every prayer? By answering every possible prayer, God would  in effect abdicate, turning the world over to us to  run. History shows how we have handled the  limited power granted us: we have fought wars, committed genocide, fouled the air and water, destroyed forests, established unjust political  systems, concentrated pockets of superfluous wealth and grinding poverty. What if God gave us  automatic access to supernatural power? What  further havoc might we wreak?
                   Philip Yancey:  Prayer: Does it Make a Difference?

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