July 3, 2013
What if prayer lists were work lists?
Yaholo Hoyt, writing for Red Letter Christians, reminds us of teachings from the biblical book of James. Hoyt writes, that “When we ask God to ‘help’ there is an immediate underlying assumption that something is beyond our control. No, wait, not control—responsibility. The farmer does not control nature, but he is responsible for working the land all the same. If someone has fallen on hard times, it seems almost insulting to just say ‘let’s pray for them’ without pausing for a second to ask ourselves, ‘how can WE help?’” Read more of what he says about ways that we—perhaps all too often— think about prayer.