Monthly Archives: July 2014

Repetitive Prayer: Vain or Meaning-full?

Several years ago, during a worship service, I heard a retired man stand to tell his congregation how God had healed him from cancer. The man’s prognosis for recovery had been dismal. Alone in his hospital bed one night, he felt completely overwhelmed. In response, he spent the entire night repeating the name “Jesus.” From that point on, the man reported, he was healed. Years had now past, and he was delighted to tell the congregation this story about God’s goodness to him.

I’ve had questions about this man’s story ever since I heard it. Did the act of repeating Jesus’ name Continue reading