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Recently while reading Huffington Post, I came across an article describing a company that is selling prayer services. The headline grabbed me so I read on, for a monthly fee of $34, this company will cull together all of your prayer requests send them to a church and have them read aloud by a minister. That way, you the sender can sit back at home and know that someone is taking care of your spiritual needs for you. There would be no need to fear forgetting to pray or talk to God, because this company would be there to give you peace of mind. You are spiritually covered, almost like car, house, fire and flood insurance, this just happening to be spiritual insurance.

While I'm not surprised that a company in this day and age is capitalizing on spirituality and God, I am quite surprised that many people are actually going for it. I'm surprised because prayer is such an intimate moment shared between us and our Creator.

Just imagine if they invented a site that for a small monthly fee would tell your spouse all the things that you needed to say, making it so you wouldn’t actually have to tell them yourself anymore. What would that do to your relationship? Most undoubtedly it would destroy the intimacy and the close connection that you share, leading to a most certain end of the relationship. Communication or the lack there of, accounts for 90% of marital and relationship woes as presented in a recent medical journal’s poll.


If we all gave our prayers over to be managed by some corporation, we'd all soon lose our vital, personal lifeline to God. We wouldn't notice it at first, but after awhile our whole beings would begin to change and we would be filling that void with other worldly desires.

In this world of technology and speed, we must stop and find time for quiet reflection and prayer with God, moreover, we can do all of this for free, without paying a monthly toll to a prayer company.

Matthew 6:6 says, “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

These moments of prayer and communication between you and your heavenly Father are intimate and secret, between only you and Him. No third party needs to be involved and especially for a price. God has given us prayer for free as a means of intimate communication with Him.

Aren't you glad that we have an open line that we can use whenever we need to pray, that has no strings attached and no fine print?

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