Aaargh! You’ve Got to Delete It!


“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
(Matthew 6:5-6)

That’s right.

After all that praying, you’ve got to click out of your LazaView, knowing the moment you do…it will be gone. Forever.

No saving it in some other form, either. Otherwise, you’ll be worried about what someone else will think about you, if they somehow discover your stash of prayers. Before you know it, you’ll start guarding what you say, making yourself appear more holy, more humble, more anything – other than what you really are.

Your twosome…will have become a threesome.

You know what I’m saying is true. When you pray a prayer in front of someone else, you have to be careful. You can’t fly full-speed into those touchy subjects that only God can handle….but others can’t. You’re forced to filter everything you say through the grid of who else is present.

In that moment, your prayer is no longer 1on1 with Jesus.

Two’s company. Three’s a crowd.

Public prayer is fine.  This isn’t it.

I’m not saying there’s no place for public prayer. Jesus did it. So did most of the greats in the Bible. Group prayer can be authentic, even though it has to be guarded. But that’s not what LazaView is for. It’s designed to carve out for you a place of deep, personal, intimate, never-to-be-shared-with-others exclusive, 1on1 time with your Savior, your LORD and your God.

You’ve got to have that…if you want to survive.

The exception

There is, however, one exception: From time to time, God will give you an incredible idea while you’re in the middle of prayer. You might find yourself suddenly taking what feels like holy dictation – like a hot coal of an idea, straight from the altar of God. That’s happened to me more times than I can count.

In fact, that’s exactly how Lazaroo was born.

So in that case, yeah, sure. Copy that portion of your LazaView and paste it into a file you can save and follow up on, later.

But the rest…you’ve gotta delete.

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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