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April 20, 2006


That's an interesting idea. I've always avoided pursuasion, giving reasons, and giving explanations to God because I figure I'm not telling him anything he doesn't already know. But I guess there's a practical advantage to reasoning with God. It forces us to think about what we're praying for, whether there ARE good reasons for it. Doing so might help us pray more according to God's will as we should.

But also, it puts our hearts into the prayers. We all have a tendency to give reasons concerning things we're passionate about, whether we expect the other person to be pursuaded by them or not. When we give reasons, we're expressing ourselves in a natural way.


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