When You Say You'll "Pray for Someone," You're Usually Just Tightening Your Blindfold
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 9, 2019 11:58am CST
That's another thing Kenneth Copeland Ministries' Partner Letter reminded me of. In every letter, Ken tells us 'he & Gloria love us and pray for us ever`day.' And so, Ken tells us a partial truth ... It is true that they're hoping we reach our greatest potential and live a happy, prosperous life; but they don't want us to find heaven until we die (so-deeply do they not want us to find Heaven until we die, they convinced themselves- and reaffirm the belief-that you CAN'T go to Heaven until you die!) Preachers all over--perhaps even myself--train us to sculpt our Jesus-masks---the 'personas' (root of the word "character") we put on over our true selves. When we 'pray for someone,' we're praying that their character's role in the plot work out for the good of everyone in the story---we don't really care if they're happy or satisfied (even if we say 'we pray they are happy and satisfied'), as long as they can "fake it" until there's nothing else to do but BE happy & satisfied. http://www.mylot.com/post/3249925/prayers-misused When someone says they have a problem, and you say "I'll pray for you (that things get better, that you get well, that your helpers help well, etc.)"; that's mostly just a nice way of saying, 'Not my problem ... good luck '
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• Virginia Beach, Virginia
When I say I will pray for some one, I DO, except that I ask for GOD'S Will. He can do anything but He likes to be asked. I suppose the Copelands missed the scripture where Jesus told the Pharisees that "The Kingdom of God is WITHIN you!"
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Maybe you fool yourself into THINKING you pray for them; and you REALLY ARE thinking about them to yourself, which I imagine God sees you doing ... but 'your prayer for them' helps even less than your cheering helps a golfer sink a putt!