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Abstract

"In many respects, postmodernity resembles paganism, but certainly it does not totally overlap with it. People around us are searching, but they do not search for answers and explanations as much as they are searching for people who are living answers. If prayer is a metanarrative, then my life must be a metanarrative too. In this context, I find helpful the analogy drawn by Crossan between Paul’s metaphor of spiritual maturation and that of an individual Christian growing in prayer. Paul says, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (1 Cor 13:11). A Christian who wants to grow in prayer is a person “working more and more from prayers of requests (complaint and petition), through prayers of gratitude (thanksgiving or praise), and on to prayers of empowerment (participation and collaboration)— with God who is absolutely transcendent and immanent at the same time” (Crossan 2010:28)."

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