One Click Prayer-Stop

There is one particularly disturbing trend I’m seeing more and more of. The messages on Facebook that say “click ‘like’ to pray”. I heard somewhere that social networks would be the end of society, and while that may be extreme, there could be some truth to it.

What’s even more disturbing is the number of Christians who click “like” to pray. Is this what our prayers have been reduced to? If we click “like” does that somehow count as a prayer now? As if the temptation to play games for hours on end, read statuses, stories, and cartoons isn’t bad enough, now we can “send up a prayer” by clicking a button?

I wonder if this isn’t part of the reason revival is waning in the hearts of Christians. They’re too busy looking for a button to click.

There is a button, but it can only be activated on our knees. We need to stop finding things to click on and start talking to God. He’s here waiting for us to finish our puzzles and pinterest and spend time with the Him-the only one who can effect change.

You’re tired of tragedy, dissention, arguments, and injustices? There is a simple solution that doesn’t involve clicking buttons but does involve a radical heart transformation (revival):

“If my people will humble themselves and pray, and search for me, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

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14 thoughts on “One Click Prayer-Stop

  1. Thanks for your post today – love your insights! I especially liked your comment: “I wonder if this isn’t part of the reason revival is waning in the hearts of Christians. They’re too busy looking for a button to click.” Amen…

    • Chris, thanks for reading and commenting, I appreciate the encouragement! I’ve been tempted with the prayer struggles I mentioned, and have been under conviction myself. Fortunately, God is gracious and slow to anger!

  2. I like your thoughts about prayer. It is not a button – it is a choice we make to wrestle in the true battle. When we pray we are taking the rifle down from the rack and using it. When we just talk about it we are simply pointing to the rack. Let’s engage in the true battle! ( I am not talking about man-made guns…just the armor of God & his spiritual weapons ) “To pray is to change.” ~Wendy

    • Thank you for sharing your thoughtful insights. As a gun owner who enjoys target shooting, I especially enjoyed your illustration. Thanks for posting!

  3. Wow. I’ve never seen those “likes” before. I must say, FB has it’s down points. It’s distracting, addictive, and can cause discontent. I’m to the point that I rarely post anything on it…except my blog posts, of course. 🙂

    • Moderation is definitely a necessity. I’ve had to do the same things myself otherwise I get sucked in to worthless junk. FB is good for sharing verses and blogs though. 🙂 (and I enjoy pitting pictures up since I love photography) 🙂

  4. I find those types of FB statuses to be extremely annoying. I don’t have to click “like” or copy and paste anything to show my love for Jesus.

    • Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh, James. You’re not missing much on Facebook though it is useful for connecting with people, but otherwise can be a very tempting way to waste time.

  5. I pray daily all day everyday. I thought it meant do you like to pray? I LOVE TO PRAY. that to me , is talking to GOD, all the time and thur-out the day. Maybe someone else also misunderstood it. I am a pray warrior.

    • Kathy, this was referring to many who don’t view prayer as you do, or see its importance. So glad to hear from prayer warriors! Nothing can take the place of time alone with God.

  6. I have to admit I’ve never seen this on facebook. But good point. I would have to agree totally. Nothing can replace a prayer prayed in faith and expectancy in the quiet of a moment between us and God. Prayer is powerful and effective when it’s actually “prayed” by believers, and not just “clicked.”

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