Prayer and Social Justice — The Parker J. Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerWhat does it  mean to have an active prayer life? What does it mean to pray in general? As I was preparing for this show, I was, of course, struck by what the focus of my prayers typically are — me. Me and mine. Not that I believe there’s anything wrong with praying for your life circumstances and situations. There was a time when I didn’t pray for myself at all because I felt unworthy. But that’s another topic for another time.

Praying for social justice is something we as Christians should include in our prayer life. Right now, SJW’s, which is short for ‘social justice warriors’ are advocating for things like, “Give Captain America a Boyfriend” or “Give Elsa a Girlfriend”. They use the power of social media to make memes, and catchy hashtags to bring public opinion about for what they believe is social justice. And it’s a powerful tool, that social media monster.

But do you know what social justice really is? Do you know prayer is bigger than social media and more effective than any campaign we as people can devise. When we understand the true meaning of social justice and use prayer to effectively bring social justice, we find ourselves in the middle of God’s will for His people.

Join me as I talk with returning guest Alana Terry as we discuss her thirty day prayer devotionals for social justice. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air! Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8952669.  Tune in!

The BEST of the Parker J Cole Show — The Prayers of our Children

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11888563_876711285750690_6717476846702643245_oWhen my nephew was a baby, he was an extremely impatient when it came to his food. If he saw his bottle, he wanted it right then and not a minute later. He would holler his head off until the bottle was in his hand. My mother, even then, would make sure to pray for his bottle. She’d grab his hands, place the bottle between them, and say, “Bless this food dear Lord, amen.”

This past Christmas, I was at my in-laws for dinner and my husband’s nephew sat there and we all did the litte prayer, “Bless these oh Lord and these thy gifts we are about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, amen.” He stared at us with a smile on his face and his mother made sure he did the sign of the cross.

Prayer is a very important part of Christian’s life. You’re never to young to start praying. It allows us to know we can talk to our Father and tell Him everything that is on our heart. It teaches us to be more dependent on Him and to learn to seek His will in our lives. What better way to help our children than to teach them how to pray.

Join me as I talk with Lakeyshuh Carolina, author of the book How Do I Pray to God: A Children’s Prayer Book. Children today are bombarded with feelings and situations that make them feel awkward, afraid, sad or worried. This book is filled with prayers that children can relate with, and that can also give them more knowledge and understanding of what they are praying for. This book will teach children that their prayers can be heard by God, and help them to get to know God on a more personal level. It will also let children know that if anything is on their mind and they can’t talk to anyone else; they can always speak to God.

Listen in to the broadcast here: http://tobtr.com/s/8180019.

Be Blessed