Being Repulsed by “The Prayer Cross”

Can you imagine being one of the original 12 disciples? You’ve experienced the many miracles of Jesus… You’ve experienced the threats of the “religious elite” of that day… You’ve watched and experienced Jesus Christ teachings and seen him pray. You and a few of the others decide to approach Jesus and ask him the proper way to approach the creator of the universe in prayer.

Jesus without hesitation responded, β€œAnd he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.” (Luke 11:2-4)

Note… he didn’t say, get out your Prayer Cross.

This is a perfect example of why we’re laughed at by non-believers. Read these selling points (if you were unable to finish watching this wretched video.)

  • Can always be kept close to your heart
  • Secret Center Stone
  • Appears “almost” miraculously
  • Close to your heart
  • Magic of the Prayer Cross
  • one of a kind spiritual accessory
  • Adult and Child
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Joy and Comfort to all who wear it
  • Astonish those who see the hidden prayer inside
  • And the list goes on and on….

I can’t for the life of me figure out why any follower of Christ would want one of these or waste money on this. The two payments of 19.95 plus shipping and handling could go so much further to actually making a difference in the world. In addition, my 2 year old daughter could learn the Lord’s prayer and recite it. Open up the book. Read it. Do it.

It doesn’t get closer to the the heart than that.

[I realize that I am late to the dance with this blog post. I have to give a hat tip to Josh Hale. He tweeted about how repulsed he gets after seeing the above tv spot. I have often thought the same thing. I figured that I’d take a few moments and offer my 2 cents about this ludicrous Made for TV offer.]

And thanks to the power of Youtube Related Videos. I found this: The Anatomy of a Bad Ad: The Prayer Cross

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