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The #Pray4 Principle
Why Prayer is Still Important in a Secular Age
by Alexander Lee
Publisher:DLT (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd)
Published:20 February 2013
A well written short book that nevertheless really looks at prayer as we use it and understand it both as Christians and as a secular people. Using the Twitter #pray4muamba campaign as the catalyst for consideration and insight, and with stunning clarity Alexander Lee smashes home some important insights that some may well find painful and want to discount - but to do so would be to overlook a truth we need to address if we are to see a return to prayer and Christian faith for our nation and secular times. We must not be so quick as Christians to discount the prayers of others, to reject those not 'Christian' enough to fit our stance. Instead we should consider the lessons of Paul, of Acts, and the outreach to the gentiles… we should consider Jesus' teachings on prayer and faith that exhort us not to be hypocrites or babblers… but instead to offfer hospitality and comfort, acceptance and love…
The #Pray4 Principle holds up faith and prayer as an important and still integral part of our nation's underpinning foundation, and shows that there at the heart of us all there is still a need for prayer and a deep spiritual yearning. With the right attitude of prayer by Christ's followers we can yet make a difference and bring back the lost to the fold, but we have first to open the gates to them and meet them where they are and not where we are.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (23/03/13)