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Off my chest moment this morning.

I’ve recently heard some variation of my fellow Christians saying something, and frankly, it annoys me. I’ve seen it pop up several times over the past few months.

“I don’t like it when people say they’ll pray for me, because most people don’t do it. It doesn’t seem genuine, or they’re just saying it as a nice thing to say.”

First of all, how do you know “most people don’t do it?” Are you with them every moment, and privy to the nuances of their prayer life? I doubt it. How can you -possibly- presume to know what other people do or don’t do in their prayer life?

Secondly, if you’ve shared a specific situation that you’re going through, and someone says they’ll pray for you, how cynical do you have to be to believe that a brother or sister in Christ (who you presumably know in some way), is straight up lying to you? If you’re going to assume intent, isn’t the loving thing to do to at least assume the best from people until proven otherwise?

Christianity isn’t a religion of cynicism—we have enough of that already in the world. Stop it

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