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A Sermon On Prayer

by Timothy Wengert

Christians often say foolish things about prayer. How often don’t people make prayer—one of the best things about the Christian life—into one of the worst.

One of the parishioners from Ingrid’s congregation in South Jersey grew up overseas. She told me about a devout aunt who would set her transistor radio at the family altar, tuned to the recitation of the Rosary and go out shopping, sure that she was fulfilling her religious duty.

Well, guess what? Prayer is not magic……

Lutheran Quarterly is a scholarly journal for the Evangelical Lutheran Church everywhere, discussing its history and theology.  Every quarter an edition of Lutheran Quarterly is published either on-line or in print version for our subscribers.