Deprogramming Our Prayer Life


To deprogram our prayer life is to reconsider what we have been taught about prayer and open ourselves to new ways of being in relationship with God.


Jesus and scripture are not pushing us to pray more in order to please God, or check a box, or feel righteous. Rather, the idea is to move from seeing prayer as an isolated practice we do five minutes a day (or only on Sundays during a worship service) to seeing it as a way of being that pervades our entire active life.


This episode includes sacred stories from friends & listeners who share significant experiences with prayer in their life. These stories help us away from waiting for some outward, booming, external voice of God to listening for an internal truth.


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Show Notes:

  1. How Should One Pray?, Abba Macarius (1:30)

  2. Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Anne Lamott (1:52)

  3. Jesus' Teaching on Prayer, Luke 11: 1-4 (17:08)

  4. Paul on Prayer, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (29:45)