You may have said it yourself before. I know I have. I even said it once or twice today. The problem is, just saying, “I’ll pray for you,” isn’t the same as praying.
Parents are really good at saying no to such requests without actually saying no. We respond with something like: “We’ll see.” Christians do the same thing; it just sounds a little different. The classic way is, ”I’ll pray about it.”
Have you had those moments? Those moments when you’re overcome by fear, and, for a second, you close your eyes and pray. “God, help me see clearly in this storm.”
Don’t worry, Grandma. I’m not giving up praying all together. I’m just done praying as a substitute for doing.