Praise for Prayer

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I love it when someone tells me that they are praying for me. What a gift that is! It causes me to look for God, to expect Him to move. To go about my day anticipating His goodness and to wonder how He will bring it all about. And it reminds me to be thankful for such a friend.

At a church where we used to serve there was prayer chain, and whenever a need was known about someone would start that prayer chain by calling others to pass along the info. (I asked once to join it but was turned down!) No doubt there were many sincere requests and prayers being offered up because of this group. But one thing concerned me. Almost weekly someone would stand and say, “thanks for all your prayers, it was all those prayers that healed me,” or whatever the need was.

I’m sure these people were well meaning, and sincerely wanted to thank folks for praying, but this was praising the people who interceded more than the God of heaven who worked out a miraculous answer.

Maybe I’m picking at nits…but the miracles that God works should bring praise to Him alone. No one else deserves His glory…it is He that has saved us and not we ourselves. So ask folks to pray for you, and always thank them! But save your praise for God alone, He alone is worthy of our praise!

Psalm 40:1-2

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.

 

Praising Him Alone!

Sara

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One Comment

  1. Keneta
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    No, you’re not picking at nits. You are absolutely right!

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