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Book Openers: I Still Haven’t Figured Out How to Pray — But I’m in Good Company

“I am a failure at prayer,” author Barbara Brown Taylor confesses . . . Now there’s a woman after my own heart.

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GodsBigBlog: Why Pray? — Some Thoughts from Karen Armstrong

Why pray? Karen Armstrong, one of my favorite authors, has some answers for the skeptical.

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GodsBigBlog: Sister Barbara Hazzard — How to Pray Without Words

What is prayer anyway? I haven’t a clue. These days, when I go to pray, I often find I haven’t a thing to say to God. Every tradition I’ve come in contact with in all my years as a religion reporter and writer recommends — no, insists upon — prayer. Yet right now I don’t know how to do it. I don’t even know why to do it.

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