Today Christian shares “93 Words That Will Bring An Atheist To Their Knees!“:
I pray today that you would touch the heart of my friend who does not acknowledge your existence.
Let the spirit of pride, doubt and unbelief leave their minds. Let their hearts be tender to the words that would be spoken to them.
Reveal yourself to them in a way that they would know that you are there for them. Let my words and actions toward them be led by love and mercy.
I pray that they would humble themselves and acknowledge you as Lord and Savior. In Jesus Name. Amen
So what does it mean that the spirit of pride, doubt and unbelief has not left my mind, that my heart is not tender to Christian proselytization, that no God character has has revealed itself in a way that can’t be denied, and that I haven’t humbled myself to the God character or acknowledged it as my lord or savior?
I would seem to mean that all this prayer didn’t work. Did it not work because there is no God? Or did it not work because there is a God, but that God really isn’t all that interested in converting any more people to Christianity? Both are possibilities. But what’s certainly true is that those words didn’t bring me to my knees. I’m not awestruck, I’m not changed by these words, and I’m certainly not brought to my knees. I’d know if I were brought to my knees. My knees are kind of creaky these last few years, after all, and kneeling on the floor in awe would be memorably painful. As a matter of fact, I’d probably remember it the next day. That kind of unusual activity makes my knees sore for days afterward, you know.
…Hey, wait a minute! Those 93 words did bring me around to my knees after all! It’s a miracle. Praise be.