'I'll pray for you; please pray for me.' I really cannot stand any of these. Firstly, most people who promise to pray for you. Use it casually as a greeting, you know that too! I refrain from making such promises. Especially if the person is anonymous. There are so many better alternatives. But then, choice of words is your prerogative. I only say 'I'll pray for you', when I'm certain I'll see it through. But most people are just momentarily pleasing. And if you are naïve, you'll find that appealing. Why can't you just pray for yourself? God's not partial; go ring His doorbell. He can hear you as much as He hears some pastor. All of creation is recognized by the master. Besides if you make it a habit and become a preacher-seeker. You're wasting your time building camaraderie with mere teachers. Seek Him first and the kingdom of God. Why patronize mortals so much and applaud? It's great to listen to a preaching and learn from them. But, pray for yourself; use some discernment. Many are wolves in sheep clothing. While you empty on them your life savings. And many times, people just pray a wrong prayer. You could be limiting God, so beware! Besides, words have so much power. Someone else over your life and situations to empower. If you're the one who consented. Their words for you will be represented. Nobody likes to give away attorney of power. And if they do, only to someone they trust at that hour. There are many who secretly resent and covet, all so connivingly. Until your last breath you may never know because it's done convincingly. If the heart and the prayer does not match. Those vibes they're letting out may be a dangerous batch. Especially if you're the one who has empowered them. By pleading and requesting, giving away your consent. Only ask people you absolutely trust to pray for you. And please stop making such fake promises too. And when you ask multiple people and the whole world to pray. They keep discussing your problems, creating negativity that way. Remember, I said words have power. They're discussing and elevating your problem. When you were supposed to magnify God, whom you've isolated in another column. Besides, all they could be doing is just gossiping. It's extremely dangerous, to the wrong persons to be vomiting. Even if their intention is good, they could be praying with human understanding. It could be a wrong prayer and God with boundaries, you'll be limiting. So just make it a habit to pray for yourself. Your sentences don't have to be perfect; just make it heartfelt. And I pray that God in all His wisdom and kindness... ...may cure you of this bad habit and blindness!
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