Thoughts and Prayers? Meh.

I know someone on Facebook whose dad was diagnosed with cancer. I noticed that 99% of the comments on his wall after he announced it were all from people offering "thoughts and prayers."

That's nice. Also useless.

I offered instead to help out, if there was any way I could. No praying. Just action.

I don't expect this person to request my help, although I will extend it if they do. But I can tell you that my offer to DO rather than to think or pray is a lot more meaningful to this person.

Thought and prayer is a cop out from people who can't or won't extend a helping hand, or from those who actually believe prayer works.

Is that too cynical?

Your comments below, please.

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