Why Keeping Your Word Matters

Why Keeping Your Word Matters

In moments of need, hearing the assurance of someone’s prayers can offer immense comfort. Yet, the weight of that promise is often underestimated. Ecclesiastes 5:5-7 reminds us: “It is better not to promise anything than to promise something and not do it.”

Promising to pray for someone is not merely a gesture; it’s a commitment. The Bible warns against letting our words cause us to sin, emphasizing the importance of honoring our promises. Failing to do so not only breaks trust but also disregards the command to pray for one another (James 5:16).

When we assure someone of our prayers, we undertake a responsibility to intercede on their behalf. Neglecting this commitment not only diminishes the power of prayer but also reflects poorly on our character. Our words hold weight, and failing to fulfill them can have consequences.

Scripture teaches us to respect the Most High by honoring our promises. Just as many useless promises are like fleeting dreams, insincere assurances hold no value. Our integrity is at stake when we fail to uphold our word.

Furthermore, the Bible warns against making excuses for unfulfilled promises. Saying, “I didn’t mean what I promised,” incurs the anger of the Most High and jeopardizes the blessings upon our endeavors.

By fulfilling our promise to pray, we demonstrate love, compassion, and obedience to God’s command. Our prayers carry the potential for profound impact, offering hope, healing, and breakthroughs to those in need. James 5:16 highlights the efficacy of the prayers of the righteous, emphasizing the significance of our intercession.

Therefore, let us be diligent in keeping our promises to pray. Whether in moments of joy or sorrow, our commitment to intercede for one another strengthens bonds, fosters trust, and upholds the principles of faith. Let our words be sincere, our promises steadfast, and our prayers fervent, for in doing so, we honor the Most High and fulfill His will.


  • It may be hard, but I will learn to keep my word. I pray that God may give the grace to be true. Thank you for this word, it has been an eye-opener.

    • Yes, it’s hard my sister but what I have learned with time, when I tell someone I will pray for them, I do it there and then. Same as when someone tell me to pray for them and I have never felt guilty. You can try that. Be blessed and thank you.

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