I have been seeing more and more posts on Facebook, mostly shared by friends, that say something to the effect of ” There are riches waiting for you, so pray to receive them and you will”.
This sort of post has the appearance of being Godly and edifying, but it is really nothing more than some form of Christian fortune cookie.
When you pray to God, your prayers should be from your heart and you should ask God for whatever you want, but not what others tell you is waiting for you.
I can’t believe that God will send you worldly riches if you pray for them because someone posted on Facebook that they are waiting for you.
I have blocked the people that send these to me; not my friends, but the original poster. Why? Because I am certain that they are not of God but from the Enemy, and are designed to weaken our faith.
How can a Facebook post weaken my faith?
I’ll tell you how: anyone who really believes that God has told someone to post on social media that God is waiting for you to pray to him so he can give you money or blessings is gullible enough to be disappointed when those prayers aren’t answered.
And, because this will happen every time they fall for this lie, eventually they will become untrusting and their faith will weaken. Maybe even to the point of apostatizing!
Am I reading too much into this? Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?
Maybe…but we are told that it takes only a little chametz to spread through an entire batch of dough (Galatians 5:9), so maybe I’m not overreacting, after all.
You can do whatever you want to do, and if you like these pseudo “prayerful” postings, then go ahead and do what they tell you to do, but please understand that it isn’t God who is behind those posts.
It’s the people who write fortune cookies.
Thank you for being here and please share these messages to help this ministry grow. Subscribe to my website and my Youtube channel, as well, and when on the website please buy the books I have written. There’s one about prayer, which will help you to recognize proper prayer from the phony-baloney drek I am talking about today.
That’s it for now, so l’hitraot and Baruch HaShem!