Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Unanswered Prayer

I just finished an amazing book on unanswered prayer. It is called "God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer" by Pete Greig. I highly recommend this book.

If you pray, you have dealt with this issue before. Some of us, when facing unanswered prayer just give up, stop praying. Some of us, keep praying but quit believing it is doing any good. Some of us keep believing God is there, just quit believing He has any interest in our lives. Some of us actually engage the silence of the unanswered prayer. This book talks about all of these responses and challenges us to respond in the final way, engaging the silence.

I'd like to share the poem which starts the book.

Engaging the Silence
first
there is
prayer
and where there is prayer
there may be
miracles
but where miracles may not be
there are
questions
and where there are questions
there may be
silence
but silence may be
more than
absence
silence
may be presence
muted
silence
may not be nothing but
something
to explore
defy accuse
engage
and
this is
prayer
and where there is prayer
there may yet be
miracles...


If you have time, check out the book and read it with an open heart.

2 comments:

tawright said...

Once I prayed for a health issue. I knew that I was to pray once and then trust. Sometimes, though, I wanted take the trust away and pray repeatedly. But I was silent and prayed once and waited--and then there was the miracle.

Michelle said...

I am definitely going to check it out. I'm on a mission to read books that will challenge me. Thanks! Did you just go to Hawaii??