I Prayed About It

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Anytime a Christian has made a relatively-major decision, it seems nearly inevitable that a certain phrase will find its way into the post-decision conversation: “I prayed about it.” And that’s a great thing to do, right? Or… is it?

(And yes, I know you’re probably thinking, “Is this guy seriously attacking prayer?” Well, there is a precedent of God doing it [Isaiah 1:15], so give me a chance to explain.)

The assumption often behind this phrase is an expectation that God reveals the “right” decision at some point along the way. Whatever method He may use is not so much the issue – it comes in various forms.… Continue reading

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