Monday, October 08, 2007

been prayed at

I thought those three people were possibly doing some sort of real estate thing when I first saw them. The woman that lives directly across the street from the people next door to me has been doing some building lately. She subdivided her lot and has built one house behind hers and has the beginning of a foundation for the one she's building in front of her house. At one point tonight, three people I don't know were looking at the place, so real estate was my first assumption.

I thought nothing of them as they stood there looking at the property. I didn't in fact think of them again at all till they were in front of the house next door. I didn't know quite what to think as they were obviously praying. I knew I was likely to be next, so as they left the neighbors I headed outside.

They were praying in front of my house when I walked up and asked, "What exactly are you doing?"

"Prayer walk," one of them answered. "We're from Blibbity Blab Baptist Church, and we're just walking through praying blah blah blah."

I really did shut her out as she finished her thing. I didn't quite know what to think. I didn't see any anointing oil, so we seemed safe there, but I also didn't think of anything witty to say till much later. What I did come up with was, "Ya'll have fun with that."

I hope to have seen the last of this, but if the praying somehow starts to work, and if I can reasonably justify my stance as to what the prayer effects and how, then I will keep you updated.

And the witty line I came up with too late? "Shouldn't ya'll be out feeding the hungry or something?"


Frankie said...

I had a nasty run-in with a southern baptist "friend" on Friday. They are just scary.

I have never heard of a prayer walk, but that's just freaky scary.

Christine said...

Okay, so if you don't believe in their god, will the prayers work?

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter whether you believe or not -- the prayers won't work.


Betty Boob Hug said...

ooooh I guess they weren't really doing any harm. They mean well, right?
It's when you see a group of people holding little cloth dolls stuffed with herbs and pushing giant needles into their sewn on eyes that look freakishly like yours that you need to worry...

SabrinaT said...

who knows maybe you will wake up with a bag full of money on your patio!! Could be God working, could be a bank robber landed on your steps?? Time shall tell!

Audubon Ron said...

You shoulda gotten down on your knees and joined them you heathen.

Actually, not sure how that really works. I think it's religious grandstanding. My understanding is prayer works over distance. So, they could have accomplished the same thing from their living room. I pray on the back porch at 4:00 pretty much every day. I think the Bible actually warns abiout that kind of stuff. Matthew 6:6 “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.”

What if you learn they are praying for you to sell your house and move?

RedMolly said...

Beloved Husband just got a job going house-to-house taking photos for an appraisal company. He should team up with this crew and they could watch each other's backs when they have to go through scary hoods. "Pray for me, Sister, I'm goin' in!"

And I totally want to know if you wake up to find a bag of money on your porch. Heck, I don't care if you're a Mormon, JW or FSMer... if your prayers cause money to appear on my doorstep, you're more than welcome in my neighborhood.

Lynn said...

Re: It doesn't matter whether you believe or not -- the prayers won't work.

Actually, a prayer will always work since the answer can be either 'yes' or 'no.'

Lisa-Unschooling Mom said...

Ha! Your post made me laugh out loud! I never saw this kind of thing until our family went through the Southern States last year... seemed like every street corner had some kind of prayerfest. It used to get my husband's blood going and I thin... rude gestures MAY have been made..

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kittyblue said...

That's just weird. I have started to believe that people sent these churchies to my house, but then I look around at my weird ass neighbors and it makes sense. One "witness" asked me if I were interested in studying what they teach and I said, "No, not really." And I swear I could see her start to pray through her eyes. I don't expect to see her again. The no tresspassing sign doesn't work either.