Just the other day I was sealing up graduation party invitations. I addressed six envelopes and I was just going to seal them when I noticed one of them didn’t have an invitation inside. I instantly, naturally, thought that it was a good idea I noticed. It would have been embarrassing and insulting to send an envelope without the invitation!
Then, I saw someone recently talk about a group that prayed for America; I thought about that empty envelope. It was addressed and could be delivered and would be delivered. However, it didn’t have anything inside.
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
And one of you say unto them, “Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled;” notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Prayer is needed. But without the invitation, or works to back it up, it doesn’t profit as much. We can’t just pray for America; we must reach out to America with the love of Christ and pray.
So, make sure your envelope has its contents intact!