PRAYER is a 6 part series taken from Dr Nichterlein’s Essay presented at the South Australian District Convention, ELCA, held at Adelaide, South Australia, March 3-9, 1949, that has been adapted for the web by the ELCR webmaster. All original content has been preserved, with images, extra divisions, headings and formatting being added for ease of reading. The full original un-adapted article is available for download on the archives page.
This article follows on from the previous article – Part 5 – For Whom Should We Pray?
A Few More Questions in Connection with Prayer
There are a few questions in connection with prayer that I should still like briefly to deal with.
Where should we pray?
God is omnipresent and is, therefore, present everywhere to hear our prayer. Prayers said at Rome or at Jerusalem are no more effective than the prayers we offer up in our homes. Jonah prayed in the belly of the whale, and the Lord heard his prayer. Paul prayed in prison and the Lord was there to hear his prayer. The apostle says, “I will (I desire) therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath or doubting” (1 Tim 2: 8).