Prayer and The 700 Club – Some Observations and Suggestions
There’s this Christian TV show called “The 700 Club” that comes on Monday through Friday. During the show, the male and female host usually pray for people in the viewing audience, but most often for particular people, not just people in general.
The hosts of this television show will claim that God is speaking to them and telling them who to pray for.
For example, the lady host might say something like,
“There is someone in the audience named Britney. Britney, you have jaw problems. You find it painful to chew your food. I want you to know that God is healing that for you right now, in Jesus’ name!!”
Usually, the male host on the show is Pat Robertson, but sometimes, his son, Gordon is the male host. The female host is either a lady named Terri or a woman named Wendy.
In all my years of watching this show – which has been daily for over ten years – I’ve noticed a few things.
One minor thing I’ve noticed is that whenever Pat mentions a name, it almost always starts with the letter “M.”
For example, Robertson will say,
“There is someone named Mary in the audience who has been praying for a healing…”
Or, the name might be “Marie,” “Marge” or “Margaret.”
Does God have a secret preference for people with names that start with the letter “M” or something?
MOST OFTEN ABOUT PHYSICAL HEALTH OR FINANCIAL PROBLEMS
On a more serious note, it bothers me that about 99% of the time, when the hosts address issues during their prayer time, it’s usually about physical sickness, and if Pat Robertson is the male host, sometimes finances will be mentioned.
Rarely do the hosts address problems people have that do NOT pertain to physical health or finances.