Have you ever listened to someone talk about something going on in their life, or read a particularly personal post on social media, and told the person you would pray for them?
Probably a pretty high percentage of people who read this blog can answer "Yes" to that.
Well...have you ever done that and then totally forgotten to ever actually...you know...pray for the person?
That would be one of my two definitions of "amenesia." (The other being when you pray for someone and then promptly forget about them or their need.)
In order to avoid promising to pray but then breaking that promise, I will usually stop whatever I'm doing and pray right then INSTEAD of promising to pray. In the context of a social media request for prayer, any comment I leave will be an actual prayer; not the words "I'm praying for you," but something that usually begins with "Father God...".
Truth is...while having a particular place and time set aside to talk with Yahweh is a good thing, let's not think that's the only time we can pray. I'm grateful for the following song by Lost Dogs, "Pray Where You Are." Make it so!