Beyond praying fire…

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When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” – Luke 9:54 (International Standard Version)

“If prayer once had the power to call down fire from heaven, is it any wonder that it can call down from heaven the waters of grace?…It is the only skill to call people back from the gates of death, give strength to the weak…to feed the poor, overrule the rich, lift up the fallen, support the faltering, sustain those who stand firm.”

– from Tertullian, “On Prayer.”

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