Christianity "let out of the box"

Many people pray—frequently and actively. In the United States, for example, the figures are startlingly large. According to a 1990 poll mentioned in The Christian Science Monitor, 75 percent of the adult public prays at least once a week, and 52 percent once a day, or more.

Obviously, a lot of people believe prayer helps them in some way.

It may be surprising, though, to discover how much the way we approach prayer has been boxed in and our concept of prayer made small as we have taken on the increasingly materialistic outlook of society as a whole. Do we believe, for example, that prayer can bring actual changes in outward situations themselves, not just in our adjustment to them?

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Surprised by God's love
June 3, 1991

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