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May 17

Carson on Prayer

2010 | by Parker Landis | Category: Books,Recommended Link,Sermon Follow-Up

Here is a great quote from D.A. Carson on prayer in Luke 18, which we’ve been studying recently in our sermon series on Luke:

By itself, of course, this parable could be taken to mean that the longer and louder one prays, the more blessings one gets—a kind of tit-for-tat arrangement that Jesus himself elsewhere disavows (Matt. 6:5-15). But the last verse (18:8) focuses the point: “However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” The real problem is not with God’s unwillingness to answer, but with our faithless and lethargic refusal to ask.  (D.A. Carson, For the Love of God, Vol. 1. March 4)

If you want to read more from Carson, this quote is taken from a devotional that he wrote, titled For the Love of God, Vol. 1.  Each day’s devotional reading is posted online at this blog or you can download the entire book for free by clicking here.