Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has outlined a number of key mistakes she sees people making in their prayers to God, and urges Christians to reject any suggestion that God can’t help in times of need.
“Have you ever felt that your prayers are anemic? I wonder if it’s because both of us are missing key ingredients such as focusing on God for who He truly is and an all-out … no-holds-barred … go-for-broke … nothing-held-back … old-fashioned desperation to get answers,” Lotz wrote on Facebook Wednesday.
“Whether the issue is in our family, or in our marriage, or in our church, or in our community, or in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, instead of buying into pop culture’s attitude of ‘God can’t fix this,’ are we desperate enough to stay on our knees until He does?” she asked.
Following the mass terror attack at a San Bernardino office building in December that left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded, the New York Daily News declared on its front page: “God isn’t fixing this.”
The cover was criticized by evangelical leaders, such as the Rev. Franklin Graham, who is Lotz’s brother.
“I hope New Yorkers stop buying that paper! It’s evident that this group is bashing the importance of prayer in order to promote their own gun control agenda. Here’s some ‘news’ for the NY Daily News — prayers are not ‘meaningless platitudes’ as they say on their cover,” Graham said at the time.
“Prayer is direct access to Almighty God and is the most powerful tool a Christian has. Prayer does make a difference in heartbreaking situations like this,” he added.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post