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  • Writer's pictureJack Hager

>God Bless Everybody – gag

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When my six-year-old Jacob prays something like, “Dear God, please bless Mommy and Janelle and everybody” I think God grins. But when an older child or adult prays in a similar pattern, methinks God yawns.

I think David Jeremiah would agree. Read what he offers, “How often have we prayed something like, ‘O Lord, be with cousin Billy now in a special way.’ Have we stopped to consider what it is we’re requesting?

“Imagine that you are a parent who is preparing to leave your children with a babysitter. Would you dream of saying, ‘O Betsy, I ask you now that you would be with my children in a special way?” No way. You would say, ‘Betsy, the kids need to be in bed by 9pm. They can have one snack before their baths, and please make sure they finish their homework. You can reach us at this number if there’s any problem. Any questions before we go?’

“We are very specific with our requests and instructions for our babysitters. We want them to know specifics. It should be no different with prayer.”

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