Praying or Playing?
March 5, 2015
A while back I read a story that said 58% of sport fans pray that their team will win. I’m not sure what to make of that, other than wild speculation concerning the spiritual condition of Toronto Maple Leaf fans.
58 %, so how would, or more importantly how should, God respond to those prayers? Are we to assume that the outcome of professional and amateur sports is dictated not by the warriors on the field but instead by the warriors on their knees?
I know that God cares about us and the Bible even tells us that He cares about the sparrows, but I’m not really convinced that He cares all that much about sports. 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 hockey games and weather. I don’t want you to stop praying, but maybe we need to refocus our prayers where they have eternal consequences and let the players actually win the game. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.