There's an awesome blog post over at Richard Beck's blog about the historical use of prayer as resistance.
Does the CoC, perhaps, have a weak theology and practice when it comes to communal prayer? My impression growing up has been that prayer is little more than a pause between songs or the mark of the closing ceremonies.
Have we typically thought of prayer as a weapon? As a force for change? If not, why not? Is that a misguided view? i don't think so, but maybe i'm wrong. It seems some religious groups view prayer almost like a weapon. Liturgically speaking, why don't we view it or practice it in this way? Again, is that a misguided notion? Is it a misguided notion to think of prayer as a means of resisting and attacking evil in the world?