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This makes me laugh. I'm old enough to remember a chorus we use to sing during "hand shaking" time. It said " I love you with the Lord". Everybody would look to see if those two ladies fighting in the church would humble themselves and shake hands. lol
Years ago we had a pastors wife who was... spacey. (trying to be nice) And she came up with this idea that she was going to give everyone a compliment when they left service to go home. Well, you'd have to know the people of the church I grew up in. It was quite hilarious. People thought she was insane. I'll hand it to her, she hung in there for a little while. Didn't last long. She got too many eye rolls and grunts for an answer. We laughed about that long after she left. Lesson learned, don't put a big city preacher in a country town.
I use to be guilty of that one. I stopped. I knew there were times I really needed prayer and people would throw a "I'll pray for you" my way. Then you forget when you turn the corner. Now I pray for that person wherever we are. At that moment. I have a girlfriend who is not is Christian but is really convicted. She has a lot of issues in her life and dates terrible men who treat her badly. So I met her at the local Wal-Mart with my husband who doesn't know her, (she use to live by my family several yrs. ago.) And she was telling me her issues. I reached for her hands and she pulled back and started to cry. She looked at my husband and said " I know what she's going to do, she's going to pray for me right here in Wal- Mart". I laid my hands on her and prayed for her right there in the grocery aisle. You never know, it might have been the last time I ever saw her. When people ask for prayer, I stop what I'm doing and pray.
Hahah! My father uses this, he's an evangelist. We know we have about a half hour when he says that. More if he follows a rabbit trail. If he gets too long I signal by getting up and walking to the back of the church and point at my watch. rofl.
One we say that can actually be detrimental " It was their time, or "God took them home" to someone who lost a loved one. My aunt died when she was 43 of cancer. Her son was around 14 yrs old. So many said " God took her..." and he couldn't understand that. He's an atheist today sadly. I haven't spoken to him in years. He shut me out of his life, an he was like a brother. We need to be careful of the clichés we use.
Usually said during a service when someone is being prayed for at the altar for deliverance or something similar.
One would say "let go" or "let it go" while another will say "Hold on" I've even heard evangelists quote them together in a sermon as a problematic issue about how we need to be in unity .