The New Directions in the Study of Prayer project has broadened my thinking about the forms that prayer can take. As I watched fellow Texan Wendy Davis’ filibuster lat week, I had the feeling that something more than political was taking place. Religion Dispatches ran my piece yesterday:

I was surprised that the sight of her stirred such deep feeling in me—and in so many other people.

Fifty-year-old Wendy Davis looked so small standing before the Texas Senate last week in her pink sneakers, blonde hair falling softly around her face, filibustering to stop passage of a law that would have closed most abortion clinics in Texas. Her voice was so soft that I kept thinking, “That voice cannot last for 13 hours.” But it did.

 The rest of the article is available here.

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