"Some say, "I would feel better about God hearing my prayer if I were more worthy and lived a better life." I simply answer: If you don't want to pray before you feel that you are worthy or qualified, then you will never pray again. Prayer must not be based on or depend on your personal worthiness or the quality of the prayer itself but on the unchanging truth of God's promise . . . We pray because we are unworthy to pray. Our prayers are heard precisely because we believe that we are unworthy. We become worthy to pray when we risk everything on God's faithfulness alone . . . For your worthiness doesn't help you and neither does your unworthiness hinder you. A lack of faith is what condemns you, but confidence in God is what makes you worthy. "
- Martin Luther
Sunday, February 16, 2014
This topic came up tonight at dinner and someone suggested I ask the blogosphere.
What do you consider to be the greatest American novel, and why?
Put your thoughts in the comments thread. Thanks!