I am both puzzled and amused by a sign written in large letters and posted on one of our main roads in the city. It reads: "Free Prayer" and then lists a phone number to call. It puzzles me because I thought that all prayer was "free".
the writer of First Thessalonians urged his readers to "pray constantly". I think he was urging followers of Jesus to be in a continual attitude of prayer. If one were attached to a "prayer meter", he or she would soon be bankrupt!
I'm sure that sincere and heartfelt prayer is more talked about and less practiced than it should be, but I am grateful that when I lift my voice in praise or supplication or ask my friends to "pray for me", there is no need to reach for my "charge card".