Weakness Leads to Prayer

Here’s another quote from Paul Miller’s excellent book, A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World:

We tell ourselves, “Strong Christians pray a lot. If I were a stronger Christian, I’d pray more.” Strong Christians do pray more, but they pray more because they realize how weak they are. They don’t try to hide it from themselves. Weakness is the channel that allow them to access grace.


  1. #1 by Troy Blakemore on September 30, 2010 - 6:35 pm

    I listened to last week’s sermon twice this week–because of the second half about the new series on prayer. I identified completely with this author’s description of why prayer is so frustrating. I’m really looking forward to this series and reading from a book that you described as one that “made you want to pray.” Thanks for this recommendation.

  2. #2 by Eddie Smith on September 30, 2010 - 10:17 pm


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