Prayer In Shaunti Feldhahn's The Veritas Conflict

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Shaunti Feldhahn portrays a powerful tool in her novel that should be a basis of Christian belief; that tool is prayer. She sees the importance of how it affects every situation Christians put themselves into, she suggests that through prayer, believers can fulfill their God given purpose. Her novel, “The Veritas Conflict,” insists that prayer should control the believer, because throughout the novel, prayer provides protection in the setting, it gives direction to the characters, and it brings support in the middle of conflict. This story immediately reveals to us the protection through prayer by showing how it affects the setting of the story. In the beginning of the story, Claire’s parents, mostly her mom (Barbara), are stricken with worry when their child leaves to go to Harvard. In this situation, Barbara has “a silent testament to the hour she had spent praying for her daughter. She didn’t know what had happened, but she knew God had heard her prayer” (Feldhahn 32). This prayer creates a peaceful setting over Harvard that releases a heavenly spirit for Claire another example of protection through prayer comes from the students…show more content…
Truly, Shaunti tries to offer readers a clear picture of the power of prayer. This story makes readers realize that prayer allows heavenly angels and the Holy Spirit to hover over places of meeting. It also helps readers recognize that prayer can direct and guide people, and if they choose to listen to that guidance, God will prove Himself faithful. Lastly, it shows how prayer can help believers solve and face problems. This novel suggest that believers should be rooted and grounded in prayer so he can obey the Lord and fulfill the purpose God has placed over their

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