Can Siri help your prayer life?
Huh? You’re probably thinking, Tom, those teenagers in your house have gotten to you or you’ve lost your marbles. Well, both of those could be true but they have nothing to do with whether Siri (or Google or Cortana or any of the voice apps out there) can help your prayer life. I give credit for this idea to Pastor Darrell he shared this in an Elder’s meeting this week.
How often have you had it where you’ve been talking to someone and they said, “you know, next _________ my ________ is having _________ removed and we’re pretty ________ about it. We’d love it if you could keep that in your prayers.” Happens a lot – at least a good amount on Sundays at church it does. And what happens?
We get home, we get busy with our own daily life and that day comes and goes and we totally forget to stop on that day and say, “Hey God, my friend ________ is nervous because her ___________ is having _______________ removed. Can you give them an extra measure of peace today and can you make sure that all goes well? I know they’d really appreciate it and I would too. Thanks God.”
You missed the opportunity.
So, instead, try something else. While you are still talking to the person, whip out your smart phone and say something like this, “Hey Siri, remind me something, “ Set it for the lady with the British accent, “What would you like to get reminded about, “Remind me next ________ …….” and tell it all to Siri. Siri will them remember it and at the right time on the right day, Siri will remind you.
And then the person that needs prayer knows that you will be reminded that they need prayer on that day and that will encourage them. Oh and there’s this whole thing about the power of prayer.
Try it. Get Siri involved to improve your prayer life. I’m going to try it.