Sometimes I wonder why I don't pray as often,
Why Christians use prayer as passive aggressiveness, a form of self righteousness, "I'll pray for you," they'll say with wide eyes, shaking their head,
because the person is not doing what the Christians feels is acceptable.
"I'll pray for you.”
I say to a friend, but once I hang up the phone I have already forgotten, my heart set on other things, which makes you wonder if I was just saying that phrase to appear benevolent.
When I say that my solution to horrible things is prayer, people just scoff and quote that verse, "Faith without works are dead," as if everytime they do an action they are executing faith,
which I know for sure they are not because once a setback plops in front of them, they promptly give up.
Prayer is never an acceptable answer to GenZ or millennials, to them it shows how weak we are.
If we are just praying, we are submitting to the world’s evils by just moving our lips to talk to God that they are now questioning, does he even exist? Does he even care?
Why depend on him when they can do it themselves?
So they toss us prayer warriors aside and don't come to us for advice again, they go to people who throws a fist in the air and bellow, "Let's go!" And they march away.
We stare at the prayers etched on our hands that we were about to deposit to the heavens, considering if our prayers are just bubbles popping before they even make it.
We are disposed until one day, those scoffers are on their knees crawling over to us, panting for us to open our mouths to talk to God.
Because apparently, as they put it, "I really need your prayers right now." Don't they need our prayers everyday? So why stop?
Psalm 107 28-30 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed...