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Prayer and transformation


Prayer is a means towards conversion and transformation.
For prayer to be authentic it must bring about transformation, which must first come from the recognition of the need to be transformed.
This recognition is brought about by the storms that come to our lives. When we are open to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives then recognition of what needs to be changed can become easy.
When we are shaken we begin to see what needs to be changed. When a house built on top of a hill gets toppled by strong winds, a wise engineer would ask the reason why the house fell down. He investigates, looks for the problem, come up with a solution, and then rebuilds the house with the solution in mind.
Is the foundation strong enough? Are the materials able to withstand the strong winds? Or is the area really not the ideal place to put up a house? Maybe one needs to plant trees around the house to break the wind? Or perhaps there is a need to redesign the house in such a way that the wind…

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