Everyone is familiar with the word amen. But have you ever taken the time to consider what it really means? Is ending our prayers with amen a mere ritual? Or is there a majestic richness to the word that we often miss? Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the 𝘉𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘈𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘯 broadcast and the 𝘏𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘜𝘯𝘱𝘭𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘥 podcast, says amen is a universally recognized word that is far more significant than simply signing off or saying, “That’s all.” With the word amen we are in effect saying, “May it be so in accordance with the will of God.” It is a marvelous reminder that prayer is a means of bringing us into conformity with God’s will, not a magic mantra that ensures God’s conformity to ours.
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