Dean of the College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, sat down with Grand Canyon University Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin to answer this week’s Trending Faith question:
“Why do we ask multiple people to pray for the same thing?”
Pastor Tim explained that he thinks prayer can sometimes be misunderstood; prayer is actually just a conversation with God. Therefore, prayer can be done individually or in a group.
Dr. Hiles added, “I think the process of prayer is part of the means by which God brings us into line with His will … As you talk to the Father, He changes your desires, He moves your heart, He aligns you with His will. That process sometimes is lost with us because we’re concerned about … having enough people onboard that we persuade or maybe even compel Him to do something. But, that’s not how the Father works.”
Hear the full conversation by watching the video below:
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