“Prayer Should Be Partnered with Action”

It is real easy to just pray for things. I have done this myself too many times. I will pray, and pray, and pray, and not do much else.

I am not saying that prayer is not great. I believe that it is an actual gift from God.

However, if it is misused, then  it will do nothing for the person praying.


In years past, there has been uproar over social media and news publications concerning politicians stating that they will pray about a situation, but appearing to not do much else. People were upset that there may be no action taken after mass shootings and such.

Maybe some of you remember when a major news publication posted on the front of their pages: “God Isn’t Fixing This!” This was dealing with a major polarizing issues in the US.

The point was (I think) do not just pray, but work to come up with a solution to the problem.

That is what many of us should be doing with our lives. We should pray to our God, but move forward with plans and seek wise counsel. God not answer our prayers through those around us too. It does happen.

There are other times that we may need to adjust our prayers a bit.

Maybe, instead of praying to God to answer a question on your next move, pray that you will be given clarity as you move. Pray that you do not make a false move. Pray that the next moves that you make are wise or logical or carefully-planned.

Also, be willing to accept that some decisions that you make could be for a particular season in your life.

For example, you are not sure if you should go with a job at a particular company. It is possible that you could go with that job, for a season (a set amount of time), then reevaluate whether you should stay with it or not.

(I have tried to work at each job that I have ever had in a manner that would cause my supervisors to see me as a good worker. So, hopefully, they will see me as someone that they would hire back, if I ever came back to them.)

It is possible that you were meant to go for a season and come back to where you were before. But return to a better situation. Again, the goal is to move forward, not backwards.

Ultimately, one must learn that praying and sitting is pretty much wishful thinking. The goal is to make carefully planning and action associated with prayer. Then, you have something!

Check out this video for commentary:  https://youtu.be/ZezsQ2Z_iVM

Published by Jerome Danner

I am a part-time blogger and writer. I have been an educator in the past and worked for a college. I dream a lot about being a lyricist and a full-time writer. When I am not writing, then I am usually chasing after a soon-to-be 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. Please feel free to send me your questions, thoughts, and/or comments at: jadanner1@yahoo.com!

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