I am a Christian, and I believe in the power of prayer. I especially believe Matthew 18:19-20:
“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
I truly believe that when Christians come together in prayer, their prayers will be answered if it is God’s will. The problem is most people are praying for the wrong things. That being said, I’d like to tell you about a dream I had. A dream I had on Friday night.
I dreamt that I was in a waiting room, like the waiting room of a doctor’s office. I sat for awhile reading a People magazine, and then my name was called. I walked through the open door to an office. Seated behind the desk was Jesus. He looked like this:
“Well, Erin,” he said with a grin, “I see you’ve gotten yourself in trouble with some folks.”
I tried to play dumb, but this is the Son of God we’re talking about here. “Why Jesus, whatever do you mean?”
Sitting on the desk was a large leather bound book about the size of the Houston telephone book. Jesus flipped it open. He said, “There’s seems to be some ladies on an internet chat room complaining about a blog you write. Now you know my rule about answering group prayers, but I just wanted to ask you about all this before I had your hands cut off in a freak chainsaw accident.”
“You know I could type like that Stephen Hawking’s guy even if you cut my hands off.” Yes, even in my dreams I have an answer for everything.
“Do you mean to say that even if I cut your hands off you still wouldn’t have learned your lesson?” Jesus always has an answer too.
There really is only one way to deal with Jesus. You just have to level with him.
“OK JC, what do you want me to do?”
“Erin, I’m really in a tight spot. You see, I think you’re blog is groovy, man. I think you’re right on! I’m totally picking up what you’re laying down. But I have to answer this prayer. It’s in The Book.”
“I guess I don’t have to be so harsh though. How about I just give you a really crappy internet connection?”
“That seems fair. I’m sure the PT ladies will be very happy that you answered their prayer.”
Jesus looked very pleased with himself. Standing up he said, ”Well, I guess that’s it then. Remember to give your parking tag to Gabriel to validate.” POOF!
The moral of this story is: When you are in an internet chat room, before you form a prayer circle to bind someone, make sure that someone is not in there lurking.