“A God that should fail to hear, receive, attend to one single prayer, the feeblest or the worst, I cannot believe in; but a God that would grant every request of every man or every company of men, would be an evil God — that is no God, but a demon. That God should hang in the thought-atmosphere like a windmill, waiting till men enough should combine and send out prayer in sufficient force to turn his outspread arms, is an idea too absurd. God waits to be gracious not tempted. A man capable of proposing such a test, could have in his mind no worthy representative idea of a God, and might well disbelieve in any: it is better to disbelieve than believe in a God unworthy.”
-George MacDonald, Unspoken Sermons
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Wow! That is deep! Have a lovely Easter Gretchen. I hope your spring is just lovely.
P.S. I was looking over your book list. I love The Ordinary Princess, The Children’s Homer, and The Amazing Mrs. Polifax. I just finished that for the sixth time. 🙂 I love seeing what you have been reading.
God answers prayer that is in tune with God’s will and love. We are like musical instruments, and God is like a room’s resonant frequencies, and effective prayer is like sympathetic resonance between the instrument and the room.