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White Horse Inn: Conversational Theology

Pitfalls on Our Path to Prayer

Prayer is one of God’s greatest gifts to his people. And it’s also one of our biggest sources of guilt, confusion, and frustration. In this episode of White Horse Inn, Justin Holcomb, Bob Hiller, and Adriel Sanchez talk about some pitfalls on our path to prayer, bringing biblical and theological reflection, help, and wisdom to this area of the Christian life.


This episode closes with “The Collect for Peace” from the Book of Common Prayer:

“O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both, our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that, by thee, we being defended from fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior. 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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