Taking prayer requests
Whispered details and rumors
Gossip renamed prayer!
I pray, because I believe, however I have also seen the temptation to collect prayer requests for the sake of news instead of the sake of prayer. Gossip remains gossip whether in the context of whispering rumors, or repeating them within a prayer meeting.
Are we bringing concerns forward asking the community to pray, or are we bearing tales? Could these prayer requests damage the reputations of others? Could you pray without speaking of it to others?