Trending Faith: Should Non-Christians Pray?

people praying in church Posted on December 22, 2015  in  [ Spiritual Life ]

On this week’s episode of Trending Faith, Grand Canyon University Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin and Dean of the College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, discussed the topic of whether or not non-Christians should pray.

Pastor Tim began by discussing his experiences as a Chaplin, in which he often interacted with non-Christians who were not accustomed to the context of prayer. He found that often, there is a greater sense of sacredness in prayer with non-Christians than there is with Christians.

As Christians, we often take our personal relationship with Christ for granted. However, someone who doesn’t have this type of relationship is often very respectful, because they see the value of having a relationship with Christ.

Pastor Tim explained how a Christian’s personal relationship can be compared to a father-son relationship. When the son calls upon his father, the father doesn’t hesitate to go help him. To an unbeliever, this is what a personal relationship with Christ looks like, and there is something very attractive about this.

Pastor Tim ended by saying, “Prayer is a very interesting reflection of an intimate relationship we have with God.” It is important to see the meaningfulness of having a personal relationship with the Creator of the universe.

Hear the full discussion by watching the video below:

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