The Power of Prayer, and listening …

  1. First Reading, Matthew 6: 9-15: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206%3A9-15&version=NIV
  2. Greetings: would like to meet in person with people in the Seattle area for worship, I know they’re now saying you need 2 or 3 or 45 masks to wear … but if we can see through these lies and have faith, then maybe we have a chance.
  3. Second Reading, 1 Samuel 2: 1-10: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%202%3A1-10&version=NIV
  4. Prayer: Asking the Lord for Help
  5. Third Reading, Matthew 21: 18-22: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2021%3A18-22&version=NIV
  6. Discussion: prayer … Pascal’s Wager … is God a slot machine? is God a Skinnerian experiment? … this view is about payoffs, but what about purpose? a) too ashamed, b) too proud/stubborn, c) too afraid … it has been said that God hears all prayers … He does … but do we listen to him? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_wager#:~:text=Pascal’s%20wager%20is%20an%20argument,either%20exists%20or%20does%20not.
  7. Meditate on those too proud, too ashamed, too stubborn, too afraid to pray, and to listen
  8. Lord’s Prayer
  9. Blessings