Have you ever been afraid to pray?
“I turn the pages a my prayer book to see who I got tonight. A few time this week, I thought about maybe putting Miss Skeeter on my list. I’m not real sure why….
The thing is though, if I start praying for Miss Skeeter, I know that conversation gone continue the next time I see her. And the next and the next. Cause that’s the way prayer do. It’s like electricity, it keeps things going.”
~Aibileen, from The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I’ve been scared to pray.
Scared to pray because I know that God will expose my evil intentions. Scared to pray because I know God will judge my unrepentant heart. Scared to pray because I know that God will call me to act.
Prayer is a scary prospect.
It’s coming face to face with the Holy King of the universe.
It changes us. It changes circumstances.
It changes things the way God wants them instead of the way we want them.
It’s absolutely terrifying.
But if prayer is like electricity, an unpraying Christian is like an unplugged lamp–decorative but useless.
Lord, I’m scared, but I’m gonna choose to pray anyway.
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