"You are in our Prayers"

True Prayer

Are we really?

I see it often and I'm sure you do too, that a tragedy or crisis of some sort has occurred in someone's life and they ask for people to pray for them or keep them in their prayers. All of a sudden there are people coming out of the woodwork that you never hear a kind word from showing an outpouring of sympathy, sorrow and "prayers" for these people. Are we really in their prayers and to whom are they praying? Now, I'm not talking about everyone, just those that never mention anything religeous in everyday conversation but show up at the train wreck. I had a very close personal friend that had a stoke recently (before the age of 40) and many people put him in their prayers. Most of them I know are true Christians and it was great to see the bonding in Christ for this man. For those that weren't, I feel great sorrow. I just can't imagine giving "lip service" in Christ's name. It is all too common for people to say that they are praying for us without even knowing the real meaning as if just saying that alone makes it all better. Matthew 6:5 tells us "When you pray, don't be like hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will get. (6) But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you and pray to your Father in private. Now I don't believe that that indicates that we should not pray together, just not for public glorification. The bible also tells us that when two or more are gathered in Christs name, it will be done.

Strength in Numbers

Let's Get Prayin'!

 Alright. I have beat on the non-believers long enough now let's all pray for them too! Our Christ given duty is to pray for and guide "the least of these" in hopes of them also being saved and glorifying the Lord with us. Maybe with God working through us, they too will know who to send their prayers to when their help and hope is requested and what a wonderful, powerful and loving God it is we serve. Maybe it will cause a chain reaction on Facebook, Twitter and  other social networks. They are great places to spread the word of Christ. Maybe, just maybe, we can create the "Fan of Christ" button.

 

God Bless. 

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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

JetterV7,

A very thoughtful and thought provoking hub that raises serious questions regarding prayer. Some people say they are praying and never will. It is a mere form of courtesy or lacking knowledge regarding what else appropriate to say. Some will pray but it will be a general prayer as they may not have access to information needed to make it more personal.

It really doesn't matter because we cannot possibly distinguish those who gives lip service from those who are more sincere and earnest. God does know and it is His domain. All we can account for is our own.

Love and peace!

Forever His,


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prayn4u 6 years ago

I am going to start following your hubs right now...AMEN!!!


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JetterV7 6 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Thank you RevLady and you are absolutely right. All we can account for is our own. I just hope this makes some people think a little when they say that they are "praying".

Thank you for following prayn4u. I hope you enjoy and I will follow you as well. Welcome aboard.


coffeesnob 6 years ago

JetterV7

I prefer to pray right at the moment with someone if they will let me rather than say I will pray and pershaps not follow through.


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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada

Yes, there are probably lots of people who intention to pray and then don't. One pray we can give up for them is that they will see the priority and value of prayer as so often their intentions are good and then life keeps them so busy...but, and this is huge, we make room for what is truly important. Oh God that we wold see and recognize how important prayer (conversation/communication with you) both for ourselves to do it and for others whom we need to be doing it for.

Thanks for the conscience jogging hub.

UlrikeGrace


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JetterV7 6 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Coffeesnob, I agree that praying immediately with or without the person works best. One can get sidetracked and not follow through. Thanks so much and God Bless.

Ulrikegrace, thank you very much. Just trying to keep the awareness up when so many are in need. Blessings to you.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

When I tell somebody I am going to pray for them I do it right then and there. Prayer never hurts. All people should pray to God regardless of their standing with Him. At the least, it is a step in the right direction. Excellent Hub!


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JetterV7 6 years ago from Angola, IN Author

Thank you James. I too pray immediately and I do pray that someday all will know our wonderful God.

Blessings


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nnms 3 years ago from India

Jesus earthly life was punctuated with prayers; if Jesus needs prayer daily, how much more do we need is unimaginable.

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