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The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare


1 Timothy 2:1-2

Proper 20 - Year C

September 23, 2007

The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare (TEC)

At a recent retreat for twelfth-grade students, I was asked whether God wanted us to spend time praying when we are really bored by it and prayer has become burdensome for us. Certainly Paul urges us to "pray without ceasing" and "to give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:17f). He tells the Christians in Rome that this is exactly what he does for them (Romans 1:9). And this is all echoed in today's reading from Timothy: "I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone..."

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