Hey, Lou, don't you think we should have a prayer? We're all not savages like Cerrano.
One of the drawbacks of having any online activity is the propensity to run into random humans who want to engage you in conversations that can really beat you down.
A professing Christian took offense to a quote I shared regarding prayer. I share this because (1) it's a good quote for our National Day of Prayer and (2) so you can feel may pain of how strange people come across in cyberspace.
"Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence." -- W. S. Bowd
OTHER EARTHLING ...
Gunny! Prayer is not weakness, have you ever tried it? God said to "prayer about everything" through prayer, we ask God to help and bless people in their situations and ourselves, and God works with those prayers for the people we pray for and for us too. Payer strengthens our faith in God, how can He help us if we don't ask in prayer?
I have tried it. What a peculiar question to ask, sir, and seemingly a rather unkind accusation.
The essence of prayer is a recognition of our weakness and God's strength. (cf. 1 Peter 5:5, 6-7).
We do not pray because we are strong, but because God is strong.
Truth be told, I really don't disagree with what you said in praise of prayer. Prayer strengthens our faith in God, but not our faith in ourselves. Proud people don't pray.
May we boast gladly in our weakness (2 Cor 12:9).
Soli Deo Gloria,