The Circle Maker Quotes by Mark Batterson
An Atheist’s Prayer
One of the names of God is Jehovah-Rapha, "the Lord who heals. The passage refers specifically to healing from physical disease:. The Bible records a considerable number of physical healing accounts in the Old Testament. Likewise, in the ministry of Jesus and his disciples, healing miracles are prominently highlighted. And throughout the ages of church history, believers have continued to testify of God's power to divinely heal the sick. Why did God use Paul to heal the father of Publius who was ill with fever and dysentery, as well as many other sick people, yet not his beloved disciple Timothy who suffered from frequent stomach illnesses?
MDiv candidate and humanist chaplain Sally Fritsche speaks about her experience praying with hospital patients. The homily below was delivered at Follen Community Church on July 9, I never intended to be an atheist. I never decided. Growing up Unitarian Universalist, I was encouraged to experiment with prayer, meditation, and spirituality of all stripes.
The reality is that only a relationship with God can unravel the ultimate meaning of your life. Only through a connection with God is there hope in this life and the next. John If you want to know why a book was written, you have to ask the author. When you wish to understand why a product was made, you go to the inventor. But, when you desire to know why you were made, the only one to ask is your Creator.