Prayer in Congress sensitive to audience

OlympiaJune 1, 2014 

Recently Pastor John Rosenberg was privileged to pray in our nation’s House of Representatives. He then wrote a piece for The Olympian. It has come to my attention that some followers of Jesus took exception to his view regarding how to pray. He did not close with “in Jesus’ name.”

Jesus seemed to say that actions and attitudes are more telling than words (The Good Samaritan). Paul said that when he was with Jews he was a Jew, with Greeks a Greek. He didn’t say he agreed with them but respected and understood that they believed what they believed. That allowed him to share what he believed and attempt to make it relevant to them.

Thank you, Pastor Rosenberg, for being sensitive to your audience and the rule of gold.

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