Prayer by itself is just not enough. It's got to be the right kind of prayer. And there's got to be a lot of it. But, it you're willing to learn and put enough effort into it, you can pray the right kind of change for our nation.
Or, so says Pastor Suzette Caldwell who is president of something called The Prayer Institute, and also a pastor of Windsor United Methodist Church, a "mega-church," where hubby is the head honcho.
Pr. Suzette says anything is possible if you pray in the right way and long enough and it helps if there are a lot of people praying, too. Prayer, says Pr. Suzette, is the answer to all of our problems. In order to deal with our failing economy, our deteriorating environment, our lousy health care, global terrorism, etc., we must pray.
And Pr. Suzette knows just how to do it. In fact, she developed a Model Prayer patterned after the Lord's Prayer! Yup. And you know, the darn thing works. She was healed of her breast cancer after using this prayer and she has seen "numerous healings and miraculous answers" using her method of praying.
She and the Prayer Institute team hold classes in how to pray. And they've received a lot of good feedback - you know, "citing positive results."
Pr. Suzette is a crony of George W. Bush, which ought to tell you something. In fact, Bush appointed her to the Houston System Board of Regents in 1997 when Bush was busy screwing up Texas as governor. In response, Pr. Suzette and her Prayer Institute created prayers just for Bush and his administration.
Hah! That ought to tell you how much Pr. Suzy's prayers are worth!
It's fascinating, though, this god to whom these people pray. She must be such a wimp. She needs a special prayer or she won't listen; you just can't get her attention with a simple prayer. And she's fickle. She sure as hell didn't help Bush or our country or the world, and it seems she picks out only certain people to heal, like Pr. Suzy.
I can see her now, sitting upon her heavenly throne, robed in white, a golden, bejeweled tiara adorning her head, checking off a little checklist for the day. She'll listen to Pr. Suzy at 9:30, Fr. Pavone at 10:00, George Bush at 10:30, Tom DeLay at 10:31, Newt Gingrich at 10:31 1/2. Then it's time for coffee and a massage.
She won't listen to Obama at all, that nogoodnik socialist!
If you're still interested, you can buy Suzy's book, Praying to Change Your Life. Just go here. You might be better off, though, to go out for a beer.
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