Challenge Response: Does It Make Sense to Pray for Things?

Posted: August 25, 2011 by Brett Kunkle in Weekly Challenge

Here’s my response to this week’s challenge:

  1. Great job Brett, I intended on responding but failed to do so… didn’t have much time to develop the response..

  2. Please continue to pepper us with some theology questions

  3. Jack says:

    Hey nice reply Brett. 🙂
    You did raise some good points that I didn’t have time to address in my initial post and as the topic is now closed I wont say any more here. But prayer is an interesting and perplexing topic of conversation and I ‘suspect’ that the answer (whatever that means 🙂 ) involves bringing a lot of tools to the question including theology, apologetics and mysticism, otherwise we tend to get stuck with merely ‘theoretical’ answers that don’t really address the main question of why prayer works somtimes and not others, why the Bible says that whatever we ask for (in Jesus’ name) will be given to us etc. Hope that makes sense. (I’m sure someone over the last 2000 years has figured it out to some level of satisfaction? )

    • Brett Kunkle says:

      Yes, we certainly won’t exhaust the topic in a few blogs or videos! But I appreciate your thoughts on the topic and I’m sure we’ll address it again, from another angle.

  4. mraneses says:

    Prayer is a mystery to me, but I think we would do more of it if we could “see” into the spiritual realm. What I do know is this: God has commanded us in His Word to pray, and that is enough reason for me to do it.