I found a huge praying mantis on the door of our church building two different days recently. I don’t know anything about the territorial habits of these weird looking creatures, but it seems fitting that this one was hanging around a church building.
Many people associate a church building with the act of praying. This is appropriate. Remember what Jesus said when he cleared the temple—“…My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations…” (Mark 11:17).
Whether we are gathered together on Sunday morning or scattered about being the salt of the earth throughout the week, let us remember what even the praying mantis seems to know—God expects us to pray!