Okay, let’s all be honest with each other…. This is a sensitive subject, so I’m just gonna get straight to the point.
First question: how many of you have posted a “Pray for _______” status on social media? Like a “Pray for Orlando” or a “#PrayForParis” type post? My guess is that probably a lot of you have.
Second Question: how many of you actually prayed for the thing you posted about? My guess is, sadly, not all of you.
Contrary to popular belief, posting a status with the hashtag “#PrayFor” does not send an urgent memo to God… You actually have to pray! So, get down on your knees, sit on your bed, pause before dinner, do it standing up, do it sitting down, do it out loud, do it silently, JUST DO IT!
I am, by no means, asking you to stop posting “PrayFor” statuses, tweets, instas, snaps, etc… I am glad that people are thinking about prayer in this extreme time of difficulty… I am, however, demanding that you actually consider praying for what you are posting about.
Our country, and our world, needs a lot right now– but that’s a different blog post, entirely. But for now, I’ll leave you with this; prayer is a powerful thing. It can change lives. Try it.
Much Love, The Uncustomary Housewife
“Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.” -James 5:13
“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers.” -Ephesians 6:18
“Never stop praying.” -1 Thessalonians 5:17