Sunday, October 18, 2015

Stupid Stuff I Wish Christians Would Stop Saying

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased."

Do you say stuff like this?  If so, your prayers and thoughts are bouncing off the walls and dropping to the floor.

Do you really believe that your words just float around the world until they magically land on your intended target?  And do you really think those words have any magical powers?  Do you think that your friends will be helped by an all-encompassing cloud of happy thoughts?
Stop saying that!  If you are a Christian, you have the ear of the Almighty God of the universe.  If you are going to pray for people, make sure they know that you are going to petition the One and only True God who knows their needs and can accomplish His will in their lives. 

Stop practicing mysticism and start representing God.

" not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known TO God."  Philippians 4:6


Pumice said...

And don't tell people you will pray for them if you are not going to do it. Another point is that our main prayer for them should be for their salvation. It doesn't matter much if their sore toe is healed if they are still going to hell.

Grace and peace.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Well said! I know too many people who do this.

Alec said...

As one who used to end letters with "kind thoughts", I agree with you completely!