Tag: Prayer

Advice from Screwtape

In C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, a senior devil—Screwtape—gives advice to a junior devil—Wormwood—under his tutelage. Reading this “advice” provides excellent insight into how God works in our lives. For instance, on the subject of prayer, what might a devil say? Here’s one possibility: Whenever they are attending to the Enemy Himself we are defeated, but there are ways of preventing them from doing so. The simplest is to turn their gaze away from Him towards themselves. Keep them… Read more »

Polls, the Presidency, and Prayer

I’ve always been critical of polls. Yet we are a poll-driven society now; there’s no escaping them. There are many polling agencies, and it seems that election season puts them into overdrive. Yes, I know they have value, and they can point to trends. Just like anyone else, I rejoice when a poll shows my views or candidates looking strong. I also take comfort in polls that reveal weakness on the other side of the political/cultural divide. For instance, President… Read more »

Prayer for the Nation

Yesterday was a national day of prayer. I must admit I was too encumbered by finals week at the university to participate in any public observance. The nice thing, though, is that you don’t have to be with a group of people to pray. Franklin Graham, although barred from being part of the Pentagon event, prayed regardless. God hears anyone, from anywhere, at any time. I would like to put my prayer on this blog today. It goes like this:… Read more »