There are an infinite variety of ways to create a picture of the Christian life. You might start like a painter with a blank canvas, layering on colors and framing shapes until an image emerges. You might treat it like a mosaic, placing tiny piece after tiny piece in precise order until the whole coalesces. We approach the task more like a sculptor chiseling away mass, seeking to reveal what lies beneath.
Why would three pastors write a book encouraging you to never pray again? We did this because we want to live our lives more fully, and in order to do so, we found that we had to set prayer aside. For our spiritual lives to flourish, we needed to be set free from the rock imprisoning us before we could be much use. We noticed as we looked at the ancient structure of Christian worship, and examined each type of prayer usually found there, that if we simply removed the word “prayer” we unleashed something vital and compelling. No longer able to simply clasp our hands and close our eyes, we instead had to find ways to go and do. What was once a prayer becomes an imperative.
We named this book Never Pray Again because it is our conviction that prayer is an idea that has too much baggage to do its job anymore. That is the problem. Maybe the solution is to simply never pray again. But what do we do instead?
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Is your church, organization, or small group interested in a doing a study of Never Pray Again? We are producing resources to help with that and we’d be eager to connect with you, even to interact with your group over Skype or in person. Drop us an email twofriarsandafool (at) gmail.com to discuss possibilities.