May 19, 2013 “Praying Your Way Through Confusion”

There’s something deep inside our spirit that longs to connect with God.  We were created in the image of God, and our spirit must connect with His Spirit.  And that is the experience of prayer.  People try to get through to God or to their god in prayer, no matter what religion they claim.
ILLUSTRATION – For example hundreds of thousands of Muslims who live in India will travel this month to northwest India where there is a shrine built over the tomb of a Muslim Sufi saint.  Indian Muslims travel there to commemorate his death, in spite of the fact that this is the hottest time of the year in India when temperatures reach more 110 degrees.  Why? These pilgrims believe they will have their prayers answered and problems solved by praying at the shrine during this special occasion.


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    Dr. Michael Dean has been the senior pastor at Travis Avenue Baptist Church since 1991, having also served churches elsewhere in Texas and New Mexico. He and his wife Nan are blessed with two married children and three grandchildren. With a keen sense of calling to shepherd the flock of God entrusted to his care, Michael longs to see people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. His hobbies include long-distance running, golf and hunting.

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