Aren’t praying vague prayers just one big cop out?
When you pray a vague prayer, you can’t really tell if God answered it or not. Sometimes we don’t have enough faith to be specific for the things God has put in our hearts.
What if God doesn’t answer our prayers?
What if my faith is shaken?
And so we start to play things safe, and then we have the God of the universe as our pocket ‘go to’ guy… and it take very little faith and very little effort and we wonder why we find ourselves stagnant, not growing spiritually, and wondering why our life is going nowhere.
Pastor Mark Batterson put’s it like this:
“The truth is, our prayer life has very little to do with our circumstances and far more to do with our character. It is not about where we are at or what we are doing, but who are we becoming?”
In other words God wants you to pray NO MATTER what the circumstance…
So what are we doing praying that we “have a nice day” or thanking God for “such a nice day”… he knows HE MADE IT in fact in Genesis it says he looked at the world he made and said “It was good”… but that’s a whole different topic.
But that’s the kind of point isn’t it? The God who made the whole world in 7 days (well 6 and a day to rest) – can do so much more than just making sure we don’t crash our car… or help us find a car park close to the mall entrance.