If any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to them. — James 1:5
A lot has been written about those politicians who say, “We are praying for the victims and their families,” but then do nothing to help those in trouble or to prevent others from falling victim to the same tragedies.
Those sort of prayers aren’t real.
But there are meaningful prayers. Prayers that ask, “Give me the wisdom and the strength to make a difference.” James wrote that God has promised to all of us, that without condition, we will receive wisdom when we ask.
So when someone asks you to pray for them, pray for wisdom to know how to help them and then for the strength and courage to act on it. When we meditate on how to help, the Spirit often creates a space for ideas that wouldn’t emerge otherwise
This is how praying is loving.
April Love-Fordham is blogging about LOVE in 2018.
Find a link somewhere on this page to follow her blog.
April has written a unique Disorderly Parable Bible Study series for groups and individuals that teaches the lessons of scripture through modern parables.