The whole concept of prayer has long amused me. How many people do you suppose are praying every day that Obamacare will be scuttled? At least a million, I’d guess. The Family Research Council has repeatedly told their followers to pray for it and even given them the exact language. Here’s the latest:
Father, have mercy! We have groaned at the thought of this threat since it was passed in 2009, yet far worse is to come, unless You intervene. Americans are confused, and few understand this. Please forgive our sins that justify such bondage, and deliver us. Stir Americans who do understand to speak out during the short two weeks ahead! Grant our Congressmen the courage, will and unction to vote to defund Obamacare and to explain their reasons clearly to the American people. Intervene to prevent further lies and manipulation to advance a socialist system that Americans do not want. Lord, You are our Healer and the Hope of our nation! (Ex 2:24; 4:15; 6:5; 15:26; Josh 1:7; Neh 9:26-31; Is 58:1; Dan 9:3-17; Mt 21:22; Jn 14:13; 15:16; 16:23; Act 7:34; Rev 12:11)
Translation: Look, we’ve been asking you this for a long time and you haven’t done a thing. We really, really mean it this time, we need you to do something. But of course, when “he” doesn’t do anything, that will do absolutely nothing to diminish their faith in the power of prayer. As Dan Barker says, nothing fails like prayer — but that fact never seems to have any effect at all on believers.