So now what?
Even as a Christian I often find myself aggravated when someone offers to "pray for me". Now this isn't because I don't believe in the power of prayer or lack reverence for God, but because this phrase has developed into a way for us to distance ourselves from actually having to take on the responsibility of offering real time assistance. This well intended expression stops us from having to ask ourselves the question "what is God requiring of me?" As Christians, are we not meant to be vessels of blessing and not receivers only? Why are we so content with stopping at prayer when we have the power within us to be answers as well?