Legalism and Living Radically - Radical

Legalism and Living Radically

For many Christians, corporate prayer is awkward. It was for me. My first corporate prayer meeting was as an undergrad at a campus gathering of about ten college students. I got dragged there against my will (and what I thought was my better

judgment). I had so many objections. Why do we have to pray out loud? Isn’t it the heart that counts? Why pray together at all? It all seemed a little . . . I don’t know . . . self-righteous? All I knew about prayer from the Bible was that we were supposed to do it in our closets, which meant alone and maybe in the dark.

David Platt serves as pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical. He is the author of several books, including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change.

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