The Efficacy of Prayer

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Forward Movement, 1958 - Prayer - 11 pages

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An Excerpt from "Letters to Malcolm..."
This excerpt is a paid preview of the larger book "Letters to Malcolm, chiefly on Prayer". Those who are going to get the book will probably not want to stop
with this portion, so I gave it three stars because you'll probably end up buying both if you buy this. It may be of use to someone who wants to try CSL on a budget, but in that case, the $0.99 version of "The Abolition of Man" might be a better choice - it's longer, and will give a better indication of what Lewis is about. 

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Page 3 - Christian and a man of many troubles whom my brother and I had sometimes been able to help. The moment I opened his shop door he said, "Oh, I was praying you might come today." And in fact if I had come a day or so later I should have been of no use to him. It awed me; it awes me still. But of course one cannot rigorously prove a causal connection between the barber's prayers and my visit. It might be telepathy. It might be accident. I have stood by the bedside of a woman whose thighbone was eaten...
Page 3 - These bones are as solid as rock. It's miraculous." But once again there is no rigorous proof. Medicine, as all true doctors admit, is not an exact science. We need not invoke the supernatural to explain the falsification of its prophecies.

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