The Power of Prayer

On hearing that Rick Santorum dropped his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, I quipped, “Thank you, God!”

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I prayed for Santorum to lose, but I’m pretty sure Santorum prayed for victory — and that being the case, I stand by my first remark: “Thank you, God!”

But seriously, it seems unlikely that God will listen to your prayers and make things happen. Prayer may bring you comfort and give you strength, but if it caused worldly things to change, we’d all be lottery millionaires.

By the way, “Thank you God,” is also one of my all time favorite movie quotes:

If ever a movie line belonged on the American Film Institute’s list of top movie quotes, it’s that one. It’s certainly better than, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

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