Prayer is often a ‘kick in the pants’ for me. Praying about something can spur me into action.
Praying for a family member who is struggling with health issues prompts me to think about what I have done to support that person. Have I called to see how they are feeling? Have I brought them a meal? Have I sent them a card?
If I am praying about a change I’d like to see in my professional or personal life my prayers often ‘egg me on’ forcing me to consider what concrete actions I have taken or not taken to move that agenda forward.
If I am praying about a social issue that concerns me, my prayers can raise good questions. Have I written a blog post, a newspaper column or a letter to the editor about that issue? Have I talked to others about my opinions? Have I done the research to look for possible solutions? Have I tried to find political candidates who share my concern?
Sometimes for me, prayer is a ‘kick in the pants’ or a call to action.