You Might As Well Punch Jesus In the Face If You’re Gonna Do This!
Today I want to stand high upon a soapbox that I’ve been meaning to stand on for a while now. You may feel differently on this particular issue than me, so feel free to write a book on it, or leave a comment below…whichever is easier.
I was in a church some months ago where a lady passed out this page they called their “prayer bulletin.” (or something like that)
Basically, it was this page with at least fifty or so prayer requests on it. “So and so is sick,” “this person died”…really those are the only two I remember. It was a whole page full of it. The church was about a hundred years old, so really what did I expect? And when I say 100 years old, I’m talking about the average age of attendees.
Ok, back on track and to my point. I have nothing against prayer warriors rallying around those in need and praying for them at all.
So the pastor directed this meeting and people, one by one, gave new prayer requests as the lady added them to a list. There were probably about ten or so. (One for every person there) There were some pretty depressing stories to be heard might I add.
My point here is: where are the Praise Reports? You know, the things that God did for us? We basically sat around for 30 minutes and praised the devil for all that he’s been doing in the church and disguised it as “prayer requests.” Not one thing that God has done was mentioned.
Nothing attracts angels and the presence of God more than His people declaring the awesome works that He has done. So naturally, the opposite is true. When we go on and on about what the Devil is doing, it attracts the darkness. I could literally feel it in my spirit. We wonder why the Devil has such a foothold in our churches.
They should re-name that “prayer request list” to “Devil Praise Report List.”
Yes, we should have prayer requests, but take more time to declare the good works of the lord! Man, you want to see your services change? Share some testimonies before you start. The angles will flock to hear you tell what the lord has done.
I never claim to know everything, so please share in the comments below!