Prayer fodder

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16 ESV)

A concern I had about committing myself to pray more is that I might end up repeating the same prayers over and over in a monotonous litany each day. I needn’t have worried — every person I talked to at church this morning told me of something that I should either praise God for or pray for (or both).  Which reminds me, to my shame, of all the times I have resolved’ to pray for someone, or even told them I would pray, and only actually offered a token mention once or twice, soon forgetting the issue. That is really a betrayal of trust and I would very much like to change my prayer habits such that those comments of I’ll pray for you’ mean something real.

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