August 3, 2011
Ur Video: The Best (Or Worst) Prayer Ever?
What does the "smokin' hot wife" prayer teach us about praying in public?
Pastors are often asked to offer a prayer at public events. But what sort of prayer is best for these gatherings outside the church? Pastor Joe Nelms has been getting a lot of press for the opening prayer he offered at a NASCAR event recently. Along with thanking God for his "smokin' hot wife," he also thanked the Almighty for Toyota, Ford, and Goodyear Tires--remarks that have led critics to accuse him of prayer product placement.
What do you think of Pastor Nelms's prayer? Was it appropriate, over the line, a good way to show non-believers that not all Christians are "sticks in the mud," or just painful? And are there any lessons here for the rest of us?