Exploring My Strange Bible

Practicing Faith Part 3: Praying & Acting

Episode Summary

This is the third of a three part series about important spiritual practices that have marked the lives of followers of Jesus throughout history and in all different traditions of the church.

Episode Notes

In this teaching we explore how Jesus' concept of prayer included asking God to act and acting oneself. We'll focus on the Lord's prayer, and discover within it a vision of praying and acting that promotes dependence on God as well as action. At the end of this teaching, I play the Lord’s Prayer, sung in ancient Aramaic by a Syrian-orthodox nun in Jerusalem.