Praying the J-Curve

By Liz Voboril
Podcast Episode

This episode is part of a series titled A Praying Church.Bob Allums, Director of seeJesus's A Praying Life Ministry, joins Paul and Liz Voboril for this series.

“The rising side is really what makes the J-Curve the J-Curve. Because in Jesus' day and Paul's day, everybody knew about the dying side. I mean that's what paganism was. Paganism was a management system for dying reasonably well."


“There's a lot of wisdom in stoicism but no hope..."


"The upside of the J is answered prayer. It's God at work. It's God invading my world... so,  Jesus dying on the cross, praying psalm 22 as he's dying... he's requesting resurrection when he says 'my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' He doesn't want to be forsaken. He's not just lamenting. He wants out. He wants to be saved from death. And the resurrection is the Father's response to Jesus. So now the entire Christian life now is a reenacting of that at much less intense level."