It Is Dangerous To Pray by Dr. Ed Young

Transcribed from actual tape of sermon September 9, 1979 AM



IT IS DANGEROUS TO PRAY

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What's wrong with the AstOs? ALL last summer, that's what I heard. We were wallow-
ing around 350 games out of first place. Everybody was diagnosing and it seemed to
be sort of the cycle - the style - in Houston, to talk about what's wrong with the
Astros. What's wrong with the Astros. And this summer - I thought we would have
some relief, because most of the season we have been in first place until last night
we temporarily have been exiled briefly in second place. But you know - the strange
thing is that people are still asking what is wrong with the Astros.

For a long time around this city people asked what's wrong with the Oilers? They
won last year. We should be elated, but you know you can still get an animated con-
versation by asking somebody after one of their 3 or 4 defeats - what's wrong with
them and somebody would perk up and tell you immediately.

What's wrong with Houston? People are telling me - you should have lived here 10 years
ago - why this city isn't nearly what it used to be. It used to be - - and they tell
me all about the good old days 10 years ago. What's wrong with Houston?

All the increase in crime, problems and tensions.

In Congress and in other places you hear all the time - what's wrong with the United
States of America? What's wrong with us?

And then others ask what's wrong with our world.

And finally, as long as there are commentators and periodicals and as long as there are
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newsmen and philosophers and clergymen and lecturers - they are also going to ask what
is wrong with you? And what's wrong with me?

Now I don't think that it is particularly inappropriate to ask what's wrong wit ...


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