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Does Prayer Really Work?

By Rev. Jesse Herriott

One of the questions that I receive repeatedly is whether or not “prayer really works” and if it does, then “why are my prayers not answered?” It’s a tough question for many leaders, regardless of the basis of their belief system. But first, let’s reverse the question, and offer one to the person who is praying: “what are your beliefs about prayer?” It can become disheartening when we blame all of our problems on someone else, and in this case, something else, (regardless of your definition of God). The truth can be our worst enemy if we avoid it, and it can be our salvation if we embrace it.

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