During our time of youth pastoring, one of the on-going conversations that we had was about race. We would openly acknowledge differences and celebrate them. This was to the surprise of new-comers, when
The practice of quieting before prayer is one of pragmatism. I'm not sure if everyone else can just close their eyes and start speaking to the everlasting God of all the universe, but I certainly have to come back to the realization that this is a holy moment.