Monday, May 17, 2010
# 98 - The Pittsburgh Experiment
Built on the writings and ministry of Dr. Sam Shoemaker in the 1950’s and 1960’s this prayer experiment is a 30-day covenant between you and God. In it you promise to talk to God straight out about your deep thoughts and deeper feelings, knowing full well that he knows what’s in your heart and mind. Most of us cannot handle that kind of honesty for a day, let alone a month. In return you expect absolutely God’s answer to your prayer within the 30 days. This prayer form is a strenuous self-challenge of continual asking, listening, and arguing with God for an entire month, changing and changing again the wording of your prayer until your struggle-shaped prayer and re-shaped self finally conform to the true and answerable need of your soul. You must allow 30 days for this to happen, and it will. And when it does, God’s answer will be so immediate, perfect, and obvious.