More praying, less talking.

April 20, 2008

It’s harder to pray for people who are near me (physically). It’s the tendency to think, “Oh, they’re right here. Why pray so much? I can just talk to them & tell them.” (As if my words alone were persuasive or able to change hearts.)

But my words alone cannot effect change. My words alone cannot transform or make new a creation.  I cannot talk people out of apathy, deadness, dryness, or doubt.

I can talk my head off, but that won’t change hearts. That alone won’t draw loved ones nearer to the Savior.

Today, the reminder to pray for loved ones here weighs heavy on my heart. I cannot do God’s work apart from God’s power.

He is God. He is the Lord of the harvest.


2 Responses to “More praying, less talking.”

  1. nate Says:

    i feel you, on this post. How different our lives would be if we prayed about everything and always in a way keeping God’s will supreme. And how different we would be if this became a norm.

  2. tia Says:

    & not to just pray when the reminder weighs heavy but always, persistently, without losing heart . . .


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