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Learning to Pray

I think it appropriate to open this post with a prayer.
God,
Thank you for making me such a good person. It’s a good feeling to not be like the sinners of the world – the thieves, the murderers, the adulterers. Thank you God for not making me poor, so I don’t have to struggle. I have done great things for you God and I deserve the blessings you have bestowed upon me. I frequently give dollars to bums on the street, I donate the stuff I don’t need to goodwill and I go to church every Sunday. It’s clear that you have poured out your greatness on me!

Amen (more…)

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My cousin and friend, Mark Ellis, wrote an excellent article on his dislike for the denominations in the church: http://calcareviam.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/dirty-sandals/

Jesus prayed for Unity
John 17:20-23
“I’m not praying only for them. I’m also praying for those who will believe in me through their message. I pray that all of these people continue to have unity in the way that you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they may be united with us so that the world will believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me. I did this so that they are united in the same way we are. I am in them, and you are in me. So they are completely united. In this way the world knows that you have sent me and that you have loved them in the same way you have loved me.  (more…)

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