The word 'just' means "barely; by a little" or "simply; only; no more than one" so why do we use it so much in prayer?
I have three examples...
If I said to you, "could you just pass me the pen?" I'm infering that passing me the pen is a simple ask and doesn't put you nor I out.
If you said to me, "do you want anything from Tesco as I'm going?" And I reply, "just a bottle of Oasis" then by saying "just" I'm infering that a bottle of Oasis is all I want.
If I said, "let's just wait one more minute for the oyher's to get here", by saying "just' I infer that waiting 1 more minute is an insignificant amount of time.
Do we ask God to "just" heal our loved ones, "just" provide the money we need out of nowhere, "just" break chains? Although moving mountains isn't a stress for God, I think that overusing the word "just" waters down how incredibly powerful and good God is.
2. Do we say, "I just pray you'd __ and __ and then ___". Strictly speaking, "just" isn't the right word to use if you're then going to give God a list of things you'd like him to do. It's like you saying, "what would you like from Tesco as I'm going?" And me replying, "just my entire week's shopping".
3. Do we say "let's just pray" as its something insignificant?
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