Monday, February 15, 2010

Love and Prayer

During a conversation with second graders about intercession and petition I asked, "Why, if God loves us as you have said, and knows us and knows what we need AND how to give it to us--why then do we need to pray for ourselves and one another?" (I was very honestly asking this question of the students, because it has puzzled me for years!)

"We pray because we need to hear ourselves say how much we love someone."

Another added "Yes, it helps when someone is loving us with prayer. We get to hear that they love us."

Someone else said, "And God gets to hear it, too."

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