Without a Prayer by Hunter Madsen

Without a Prayer

"Do we have the faith that through our prayer the status quo can be shattered? Can we believe that at our call Christ will come among us to judge and save? When we ask for the Holy Spirit, are we ready for God to strike us like a burst of flaming lightning, so that at last we experience Pentecost? Are we able to believe that as a result of our prayer the entire history of the world will be turned topsy-turvy?"

           - Eberhard Arnold, The Prayer God Answers

"I do not pretend to read God’s mind.  If He has a plan of the Universe worked out to the smallest detail, it would be folly for me to presume to get down on my knees and attempt to revise it.  That, to me, seems the highest form of sacrilege.  So I do not pray.  I accept the means at my disposal for working out my destiny.  It seems to me that I have been given a mind and a will for that very purpose.  . . . Prayer is for those who need it.  Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. Life, as it is, does not frighten me, since I have made my peace with the universe as I find it, and bow to its laws. I do not choose to admit weakness.  I accept the challenge of responsibility."

           - Zora Neale Hurston, Religion 


TITLE - "Without a Prayer"
WHERE - Kathmandu, Nepal (2019)