Friday, January 13, 2012

Prayer Not an Excuse for Laziness, Inactivity, Megachurch Pastor Says

The Body of Christ needs to stop using prayer as an excuse for laziness, a megapastor in South Carolina proclaimed, sharing the same sentiments as a few atheists who criticized believers in this manner.

All too often, Christians hide inactivity behind prayer, hoping things would get better without taking any action themselves, Perry Noble, senior pastor of NewSpring Church revealed.

“Prayer is a powerful weapon which we should make more use of in the church,” he stated on his blog, “However, God did not call us to pray about His will but also to participate in it.”

Like Noble, many people, including nonbelievers, observed this growing tendency in Christians to pray without action.

Though Christians are willing to pray about things, they would end it there, thinking they had done their part. Then they would “get angry at God because He did not do something amazing to compensate for our laziness and passivity.”

It was like trying to “pray the pounds away” without exercising, adopting better eating habits and a healthier lifestyle; or like “praying back your marriage into a great place. To read more, click here.

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