Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers
"Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do." —from the Introduction
Activists Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove show how prayer and action must go together. Their exposition of key Bible passages provides concrete examples of how a life of prayer fuels social engagement and the work of justice. Phrases like "give us this day our daily bread" and "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" take on new meaning when applied to feeding the hungry or advocating for international debt relief.
If you hope to see God change society, you must be an ordinary radical who prays—and then is ready to become the answer to your own prayers.
Part I--The Lord's Prayer
Ch. 1 An Invitation to Beloved Community
Ch. 2 Begging for God?s Economy
Ch. 3 Temptations Along the Way
Part II--John 17
Ch. 4 Love and Unity for the Sake of the World
Ch. 5 Praying as a Peculiar People
Part III--Ephesians 1:15-23
Ch. 6 Growing Deeper in Spiritual Wisdom
Ch. 7 Receiving Our Inheritance
About the Authors (and their Communities)