You are praying for what?

March 28, 2013

I was talking to a friend the other day and they told me that they were praying that they would win the Rav 4 that Tim Horton’s is giving away. I would suspect that they aren’t the only one who is praying that their Rim will be the lucky one. The percentage of Canadians praying increases by 63.2 % during Roll Up the Rim (I made that up.)

I know that God cares about us and the Bible even tells us that he cares about the sparrows, and I know that God answers prayers. But seriously, how many Ravs would Tim Hortons have to give away?

I realize that God has an infinite ability to answer prayers, but I sometimes wonder if believers have a limited ability or desire to pray. And if that is the case, maybe the reason some folks find it hard to pray for the safety and salvation of their loved ones and for their church is because they’ve spent all their prayer resources on Tim Horton cups, sports teams and weather.

I don’t want you to stop praying, but maybe we need to refocus our prayers where they have eternal consequences and not just winning a truck that we did nothing to deserve.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.