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‘Exploring the Nature of Prayer’

On Sunday, Aug. 23, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship topic will be “Exploring the Nature of Prayer,”  presented by Julie Loar.

Loar comments that ”Prayer is part of every religion and spiritual tradition on Earth.  People pray to invoke the presence of the divine, to intercede for healing on behalf of others, to ask for special favors or indulgences, and to seek forgiveness and absolution.”   She goes on to ask ”What is this mysterious practice that presumes to engage the infinite, expecting an answer or a miracle?”

Loar will explore the nature of prayer through examples from many varied traditions and the extensive  scientific research into the efficacy of prayers for the sick.  She is an international teacher and scholar of myth and symbolism and is the multiple award-winning author of four books and dozens of articles. 

The children’s  program will continue its consideration of the humanitarian work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.