Have you seen the prayer from the Nascar Race last Saturday night in Nashville? It’s created quite a buzz and I’ve had some good conversations about it. Check it out below and then I’ll share a few thoughts.

For what it is worth, here’s what I think

  • It cracked me up the first time I heard it. I actually had a pretty good laugh watching it.
  • This pastor obviously knows the crowd he is speaking to. He speaks their language and obviously has watched Talladega Nights.
  • The people who are most offended seem to be the people who are most religious.
  • I guarantee that his church will have a much bigger crowd this Sunday. I’m praying that he will take his responsibility seriously.
It does create a good conversation. Does the ends justify the means? Is it sinful to pray with humor? Is this¬†appropriate? If you want to read more of his thoughts, you can check out this article. For me personally I would never do something like this. I think I’ll stick to the model that Jesus gives us, but I do think Christians need to loosen up a little bit. I don’t know this pastor personally, but I can tell he has a heart for the people he is trying to reach.
What are your thoughts?

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  1. Todd
    July 27, 2011 at 11:02 am — Reply

    His church will be be fuller this weekend. We are to give thanks for everything. Aren’t we also to talk with God as a friend?

    Bottom line, he sparked some interest in Jesus from ones who wouldn’t normally. Look at the buzz it has generated.

    I wouldn’t do it either.

  2. July 27, 2011 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Awesome prayer! God bless that pastor.

  3. Tony
    July 28, 2011 at 7:44 am — Reply

    I personally think his not letting “traditional religion” put him in a box! Great prayer! You know there were a lot of lost souls there that his prayer may have touched!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Kindra
      July 28, 2011 at 8:48 am — Reply

      I am OK with this prayer; it was just right. I believe God likes order, but also has a sense of humor which is not the opposite.

  4. July 28, 2011 at 9:54 am — Reply

    Thanks to everyone for the comments. After hearing his prayer, I want to visit his church!

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