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White Horse Inn: Conversational Theology

Our Confessions on Prayer

The different traditions emerging from the Protestant Reformation each bring helpful tools and perspectives to cultivating a life of prayer. In this episode of White Horse Inn, Justin Holcomb, Bob Hiller, and Adriel Sanchez reflect on the differences and similarities regarding prayer within the Anglican, Lutheran, and Presbyterian traditions, sharing how their tradition’s history, liturgy, and resources have shaped their approach to and practice of prayer.


This episode closes with this morning prayer of St. Basil the Great:

“As I rise from sleep I thank Thee, O Holy Trinity, for through Thy great goodness and patience Thou wast not angered with me, an idler and sinner, nor hast Thou destroyed me in my sins, but hast shown Thy usual love for men, and when I was prostrate in despair, Thou hast raised me to keep the morning watch and glorify Thy power. And now enlighten my mind’s eye and open my mouth to study Thy words and understand Thy commandments and do Thy will and sing to Thee in heartfelt adoration and praise Thy Most Holy Name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.”


  • Justin Holcomb is a senior fellow with Sola Media’s Theo Global. He also serves as a professor and Episcopal priest. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books.
  • Bob Hiller is the senior pastor of Community Lutheran Church in Escondido, California. He is also the author of Finding Christ in the Straw and the content editor for The Craft of Preaching at 1517.
  • Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church (PCA) and host on the Core Christianity radio program.

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