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Movie Clips from Bruce Almighty

There are three terrific and funny scenes in this movie between Jim Carrey (Bruce) and Morgan Freeman (God) about the nature of prayer, answering prayer, and being the answer to prayer.

Does God listen to everyone's prayers? How does God answer prayers?  In this first scene, Bruce is given the power to answer everyone's prayers. Could be some great discussion on answered prayer!  But show it with the other clips -- which provide some of God's thoughts on "how" to answer prayers!

At the end of the film, there is a moving scene with Bruce praying for his girlfriend. At first he prays for "world peace" but Morgan Freeman (God) asks him "what do you really care about" (what's on your heart, don't just pray a "category" of what you think you're supposed to say). Bruce prays an unselfish honest prayer for someone else (his girlfriend). Moving scene.

This last clip is good too. It begins with Bruce dealing with the unfolding disaster and then going to God for answers.

God: "Since when does anyone have a clue about what they want?"

God: "You want to see a miracle son? Be the miracle."

Hope this helps!


Julie Burton

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