We don’t always get knocks on the door during church finance meetings, but when we do I’m quick to answer. I figure I’ll leave all the finance fun to everyone else.
Last night was one of those nights. I answered the knock and the woman at the door said she lived behind our church. Last night someone brazenly walked up to their back porch and stole their generator. She and her husband, who stood at the foot of the steps, were glad to notice our church has security cameras.
Long story short, unfortunately, our cameras hadn’t been recording.
Yes, we looked like a place to find help, but it was superficial.
I’m hopeful our churches are filled with people who pray for others as much as they say they do. You know what I mean. Someone posts a situation they’re facing or something they’re going through. Almost immediately someone else responds with, “Praying.”
At our church, we give people a time to voice their prayers during our time of worship, and tell the rest of the church to continue to pray for them. Have you ever told someone, “I’ll pray for you”?
Lord, in your mercy, please help us be praying as much as we say we do.
If not, we’re an empty promise to people who have trusted us with the concerns of their life. We’re all security camera and no recording. We say we’ll something, but never get around to doing it. I wonder if the Bible has anything to say about that.