Romans 10

Paul reminds us of the power of prayer in our lives. Not so that we can change the circumstances of our life by having God grant us our requests, but so that we can change the circumstances of our life by giving our lives over to God. There is a distinction here. When we pray we give to God the things that are joyful and the things that weigh us down. We give to God the things that are joyful in our friends and family's life and the things that weigh our friends and family down. The hope is then that we can be open to God's movement in our lives and in the lives of the people we know (and do not know). We pray trusting that God will take care of what God needs to take care of. We pray out of faithfulness to God's presence in our lives. We pray trusting that God will set right in our lives what needs to be set right.

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