Wednesday, January 24, 2007

As Long As There Are Exams...

...there will be prayer in school. At least, that is what several posters and bumper stickers I have seen claim.

I for one believe it.

With exams two days away (unless you are doing what I am supposed to be doing now and have to do in-class exams... o_0") prayer is definetly on the minds of many of the students at my school. Praying that they will get good grades on their exam, culmiating tasks, etc. Getting their priests to pray for their exams. Their is so much prayer in the air that we could be in Vatican City for all I know.

But in some ways it makes me sad.

Sad to think that we only reach out to God when we want something. When it serves our interests to reach out to Him. When we just want that little extra to supplement the studying we (*didn't as is often the case) do. How much more self serving can we get?
But at the same time, I can't be too condemning of that. That would be hypocritical. I know that I do the same some times, that I let my own selfishness come before God, and that it is something I will always struggle with. It is just a part of being human. But that doesn't give me excuse to do it knowingly.

So, where am I going with this? I have no clue, I really just rambled on.
Good luck with exams. I'll be praying for you, \o/.


Brother in Arms


  1. I totally know what you mean. It bugs me when others do that, yet I find myself doing that too...

    Good luck on your exams Mikey!


  2. Just remember when the prayers are not answered as we desire them to be answered(ie: good grades) that we cannot bend the will of God towards our own. He is wild and free, more than we can understand...or want to understand. He is not a God that bends to our every whim.

    oh, and have fun with Exams.


  3. PS: you are now officially part of the links on my site.