Have you prayed for Orlando?

#PrayForOrlando

prayer-crossMy thoughts and prayers for the victims and the families of the tragic terror attack in Orlando by a Muslim fanatic. It’s a sad day in US History.

When I see people post hashtags like #pray-for-cause-of-the-day, I get frustrated. Why? Because people will post to “pray” because it’s a popular thing to “post”, not because they actually pray. People want to appear sympathetic. If people truly prayed, our Country would feel God’s presence. If everyone who posts to pray prayed, and believe in God and the power of prayer, God would answer in spades. Psalms 145:18 says, “The Lord is near to all who call on Him“. That means to really pray and not just say a few words like “God be with the victims of this tragedy”. It means we need to ask Him for forgiveness for our shortcomings, for our sins (people don’t like that word), ask Him to be our Savior and thank Him for His blessings upon us.

I know there are many, many people who do truly pray real prayers. The problem is the general population does not pray. But we do need to pray, and ask God to intervene. Part of our collective problem is we wait for a tragedy to strike, then pray. We should not wait for a tragedy to pray to Him. We need to have Him in our lives, daily. That means we need to pray daily, even without ceasing as the Bible teaches (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).  Notwithstanding that many do not actually believe in prayer nor believe in God for that matter, those that do believe need to be examples for those that don’t. And if you don’t, I challenge you to pray a real prayer and see what happens. If God doesn’t move in your life, it’s not Him, it’s you.

I ask again, have you said a prayer for Orlando, or just posted that we should?