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Henry Ossawa Tanner's "Annunciation"

Prayer is focused on actively receiving from God, which requires that one utilizes an often-overlooked act of faith: actively rejecting all that is not from God.

Prayer is concerned with receiving from God – but that does not mean it is passive. Prayer seeks to actively receive from God, which requires that we actively reject that which is not from God: lies and false ideas that are opposed to what God has revealed to us about who he is and how he relates to us. Active receptivity and active rejectivity both occur within the context of a relationship, encapsulated by the question, “Jesus, what are you doing?”

The conversation begins in Episode 1: The Christian Vision of Prayer.

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