Friends, there is power in prayer! I have experienced the power of prayer many times my life. A few months ago, I shared with you about my son's baseball teammate who was injured while preparing for a game. Through the prayers of many Christians, what could have been a horrible baseball injury turned out to be something minor. There is power in prayer.
Last Thursday my husband injured his back. He was hardly able to walk at all and kept having back spasms. Friday morning he went to the chiropractor and felt better. After only thirty minutes, he moved just right and threw his back out again, but this time it was worse. So we went back to the chiropractor and Jeremy was given another adjustment. We then went home. As soon as we got out of the car to walk into the house, his back slipped out yet again. He was in so much pain. He didn't want to go back to the chiropractor yet again, so he went in the house to relax before a church event that evening. This event was a three hour children's night in (parents night out) that Jeremy and I were running. We had to set up games, crafts, and more. Jeremy barely made it to church, he was in so much pain.
Earlier in the day I had texted my sweet sisters asking for prayer for Jeremy. Friends, the moment, and I mean the very instant, that kids started to show up for our kids night in, Jeremy's back loosened up and he was pain free! It was miraculous! There is power in prayer.
For twenty years my my mom has lost her voice annually. She spends anywhere from six weeks to, this year being the longest, thirteen weeks with no voice. She has been to numerous doctors who have given her different diagnosis and medications, but none have ever prevented it from happening again. This year she lost her voice not only once for thirteen weeks, but a second time for seven weeks. A total of twenty out of fifty-two weeks unable to speak. When she lost her voice this fall, our group of sweet sisters daily held her in prayer not only that God would heal her this time, but that she would have answers for this ongoing condition. My mom felt that she needed to purchase a humidifier for her home. This past Saturday she did just that. After only two hours, yes two hours my friends, her voice came back! We all truly feel that this is the permanent answer. There is power in prayer.
Does God answer every single prayer with a yes? No. But He hears every single prayer. He does answer every single prayer. It may not be in our own way and in our own time, but He does answer. My mom would have loved to be able to have her voice back and be rid of this problem twenty years ago. God wasn't ready for that. My husband would loved to have had his back in place and been pain free to set up and prepare for our children's event, but God wasn't ready for that. But God did answer our prayers! He answered them in His way and in His time.
Friends, are you tired of praying? Are you tired of asking God and not receiving the answer? Pray until something happens. There is power in prayer. If you don't feel like God is answering, just keep on praying. Keep on pushing.
Now my friends, how can I pray for you today? I fully believe there is power in prayer and I want to pray for you. If you have a prayer request, you can leave it in the comments below or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a time that you have experience the power of prayer?
To hear my mom's testimony more in depth, please visit her blog this week.