Prayer in America and Prayer Shaming

Why is prayer in American under attack?  Do Americans seem increasingly intolerant of prayer? Prayer has generally been considered to be a kind, considerate act. In my lifetime most people, even those who do not believe in Jesus, nor in the effectiveness of prayer would agree with this. So what is prayer shaming? 

Prayer shaming is a reaction prayer, especially in times of tragedy.  It was sparked in late 2015. 

Freedom to pray in school or in public is disappearing. Prayer is discriminated against. This is so sad and unnecessary. Prayer is all about love.

Prayer is an act of petition to God who is Almighty. Last time I checked no human is all powerful. Only God can fulfill a prayer request.

We do not pray to ourselves. We pray and cry out to God, who has the power heal, to do justice and give us true peace.

In many instances God also calls us to action. When we can do more than prayer we should.

“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.Zechariah 7:9 

Love and Prayer is effective and what is needed not Prayer Shaming

Love is the response to the Prayer Shaming movement

When we pray for others it is meant to be a blessing. That prayer request is in God’s hands. God hears every sincere prayer  Psalm 34:15, but He does not answer all of them according to our personal desires.

He has a master plan and a greater purpose.  God knows how everything plays out in the future. We must trust God even when we cannot see the outcome or understand.

We are called to always pray and never give up  Luke 18:1   

I will never stop praying! I will pray for you. I will pray the United States of America. Until my last breath I will celebrate and praise God, our Abba father.

Read God is Love

Rejoice always,  pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”-1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayer shaming in America

Read and watch below what happened at a High School in Connecticut and learn about “prayer shaming” in America.

Christian students East Catholic High School in Connecticut took a stand for prayer.  They created this 2 minute video out of love and concern – for our nation and for freedom of prayer.
Watch and feel their emotion.

“The secret of Christian living is love. Only love fills the empty spaces caused by evil”

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Read about the National Day of Prayer

Watch The Jesus Film

Here  is an article about Prayer Shaming to give you a little more information about this topic

Acts of Faith article from the Washington Post

 To God be all the Glory and God bless America.



Julie Brice Beiersdorf -a native Texan, Christian & adventurous spirit, former entrepreneur. I love to try new things & explore. I seek/desire to be Useful & Fruitful for God (not so easy). I am at a crossroad in life, which way will I turn? Passions: Family | Food | Flowers | Photography | and God’s Beautiful Creation, which gives me Peace & can take my breath away! | Unusual fact- I survived a plane crash & drowning. Thank you, LORD, for Saving Me then and for All Eternity!

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