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Prayer is like Sex with God

August 21, 2009

I came across an interesting post that compares prayer to having sex with God.

But in order to have sex, you have to get naked, wrinkles and cellulite and all. In fact, in all honestly, prayer is like sex with God with the lights on. So often we are afraid to let God truly “see us” because He might think we are ugly, and leave without even so much as having a cigarette. Even Adam and Eve feared being naked before God.

What do you think?

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  1. spiritualway permalink
    August 21, 2009 2:55 pm

    How about using the Psalm “Be Still and know that I Am God”. Actually becoming the Stillness (no thoughts) through meditation. Realize this is from mostly “eastern traditions” but I’ve been told this can be achieved in sexual climax also, so maybe there is something to the post you are refering to.

    Both of these are outside my Southern Baptist “raisin'” so I don’t know for sure. :-)

  2. August 21, 2009 4:49 pm

    I think that has to be the reason why God invented sex.

    Besides God, there is one person on this earth that you are physically, emotionally and spiritually vulnerable to. But it is in that vulnerability, that nakedness, that humbleness comes only real joy, peace and love.

    Marriage is one of the few things that paints the beautiful picture of God in us and we with Him forever.

  3. John Domingo permalink
    August 21, 2009 5:18 pm

    If God askes us to see him and pray to him as our Father, whoever came up with this “sex” analogy needs to get into counseling…yesterday.

    • Ross permalink
      August 21, 2009 10:06 pm

      The sex metaphor would obviously not be tied to “God as Father”, but “Christ as Husband”. This is a difficult metaphor, like Jesus telling us we need to eat him in order to have life (Jn vi).

      • John Domingo permalink
        August 24, 2009 6:32 pm

        Oh I get the metaphor, I’m just trying to get it out of my head. We pray to God the Father, through God the Son, by the power of God the Holy Spirit. Would that be considered a foursome? :)

        I read the original article in context, and the backround of the author (http://www.erinword.com/2005/09/about-me-and-this-blog.html), and I totally get what she’s saying and where she’s coming from. I’m just not a huge fan of people overdoing the bride metaphor. When you start talking about God smoking a cigarette afterwards, you may have gone too far. Just sayin…

        Btw, Jonathan, your message from Ezra 8 was money. Keep charging for our Captain and King. It’s all for Him.
        God bless,
        JD

  4. ChrisC permalink
    August 24, 2009 5:51 am

    I am saddened by this post? Seriously, Jonathan? Prayer is like sex? Adam and Eve “feared being naked in front of God”?

    God sees us everyday. It is we who need to see who we really are not God. There is NO hiding from him.

    I really think this is twisted.

  5. August 24, 2009 7:14 am

    This quote from another blogger is intended to spark discussion and mutual learning.

    Adam & Eve did fear God seeing them, which is why they covered themselves with fig leaves. Because of sin, they were ashamed. The point of the quote is not hiding from God or that God cannot see us. It is actually quite the opposite. Please read the original post for the context.

  6. August 24, 2009 8:11 pm

    I agree with your Christocentric emphasis, John. The metaphor is definitely uncomfortable, perhaps crude, despite the other marital metaphors in Scripture. And I didn’t like the cigarette comment at all.

    However, I did appreciate her insights on how utterly necessary it is for us to be naked before the Lord, to not pretend or hide before him, but rather, to press into his never-ending love. Many of us treat prayer as a spiritual performance that God rates, instead of grace-based communion with our triune Creator.

    Thanks for the encouragement, brother. Indeed, it’s all for Him!

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