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Prayer in the Trinity

Ron Cole-Turner

Copyright 2012 Ron Cole-Turner

Smashwords Edition

Cover Photo: Painted in the early 1400s by Andrei Rublev, this icon shows three visitors hosted by Abraham. Many have seen this as a representation of the Holy Trinity, with three in perfect unity who invite the worshiper to enter into relationship. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.



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Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Is Prayer Possible?

Chapter 2—Jesus Christ and Prayer in the New Testament

Chapter 3—Christ and Prayer in the Early Church

Chapter 4—The Christ Who Prays

Chapter 5—The Spirit of Prayer

Chapter 6—Prayer in the Trinity

Chapter 7—Prayer Is Impossible, and Yet…

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Chapter One

Is Prayer Possible?

Like most Christians, I grew up being taught that I should pray. But I never quite understood what my prayers were supposed to be doing. Was I lobbying God for something God was reluctant to give? Was I trying to change God’s mind, as Abraham seems to do in Genesis 18 when he asks God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah?

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