The answer to this question depends on how you define “free will.” We can speak of the choices we make in everyday life. If we use the term this way, to describe the things we choose to do like go to bed, or pick up a box, or drink milk—we can say we have freedom of choice. What we do is done on the basis of our power to make decisions. Our will cannot be coerced or forced to do something that it does not want to do. But theologians use the term “free will” in another sense.
Every night as we get into bed, Jen and I turn to each other and say, “Let’s pray.” We try to pray every night. Remembering the blessings from the day, lifting up people and situations to God and asking for guidance and help for the next day. Unfortunately, in our modern society prayer is often overlooked by many as boring, archaic and not effective. We think news, YouTube videos and a new cell phone will be better to solve our problems sometimes. Deep down though, we know we