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Prayer, the encounter and participation, the experience: A Pauline exhortation towards a spirituality of prayer

Dirk G. van der Merwe
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 39, No 1 | a1768 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v39i1.1768 | © 2018 Dirk G. van der Merwe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 31 January 2018

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Numerous references to prayer occur throughout the Old Testament and New Testament. These prayers relate closely to particular circumstances and needs where the petitioner appeals to God, illustrating the importance of prayer as part of the dialogue and communication between God (in the image of a Father) and Israel and the Church (in the image of his children). This article investigates Paul


spirituality; Pauline; prayer; regularly; involvement; experience; joy; thankfulness


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