Sunday, August 9, 2015

Prayer ~ There's an app for that

Are you there, God?  It's me, Cherri's phone.

Last week I heard someone talking about an app that  prays for you.  I was a little confused by this.  I was thinking, it could be one of two things:

  1. An app that says prayers to God on your behalf.  As in, "Lord, please help Cherri as she is so pathetic that she doesn't have any friends or family that will pray for her."  Or...
  2. An app that prays your prayers instead of you because you are too busy to do it yourself. As in, "Lord, here are the prayers that Cherri would pray if she weren't too busy looking at organizing tips on Pinterest."

Either way, I thought it was a pretty sorry state of affairs.  So, I did a little research and I was completely wrong on both counts.  There are several prayer apps out there.  Some have written prayers you can pray. Some have a timer to remind you when to pray. Some allow you to share your prayer requests with your friends and contacts on Facebook or on your phone. I am not going to tell you what the different prayer apps are. Go to Google Play and check 'em out.

My favorite prayer app has the ability to let you know when your friends are praying and even where they are at the time. It knows your location and knows when you're praying, kind of like God. Only now, you can know too.  Imagine the power that gives you!

You now have the capability of looking at your phone and seeing that your friend Jim-Bob is at the liquor store, again, but he's praying. Probably praying for strength to resist the evils of whiskey. You could pray for Jim-Bob too, but then he might find out that you are at the Cupcake Hut, praying for strength to resist the evils of strawberry frosting.

And now, because we're talking about religion:

Overheard at Church in the pew behind us before the service - 

Little Old Lady #1 - (speaking to her friend ) Well, Hello there.  It's good to see you back again.  How was your trip?

Little Old Lady #2 - It was great, we didn't get dressed for two whole days!

My thoughts:  Where did they go on vacation, a nudist colony for the elderly?  This does not bode well.

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