We say it all the time.
"Prayer Changes Things."
Does prayer change things?
Change the path they were headed?
Does it make a difference?
I think so.
I don't think it is just a saying.
But I'd like to look at it just a bit
I think prayer changes us.
When I was pregnant with our third child,
our last child,
I was on bedrest from month 5 on.
It was a very long five months.
I watched the OJ Simpson trial from start to finish.
It was that long!
People came and watched my toddlers.
Others cleaned my house and brought meals.
I specifically remember one friend on her knees
cleaning out my oven.
I was so blessed.... and humiliated ...all at the same time.
But during those months when all ability to serve
physically was taken away God showed me a
new way to serve others.
He taught me to pray.
One by one results of those prayers became evident.
A young couple found love after a mom and I
prayed that they would realize how perfect they
were for each other.
They were an unlikely couple due to an
age difference but they truly were perfect for
I delight in following them on Facebook today.
Happily married and with delightful children.
They are a reminder of the power of prayer.
Maybe...but it blesses my heart to see a family
that God built.
And if He used it to build my faith at the same time
all the better.
Lately there have been so many needs all around us.
Friends who are struggling financially,
a growing church with growing pains,
young people who are seeking the Lord
and being attacked by the enemy
of course the usual health issues of
my body and others.
So much to pray about.
So, my mom, mother in law and I have
committed to meeting on Mondays to pray.
I really felt the need
and to do otherwise would have
I can tell you that prayer changes much.
I think it changes the one who prays
more than anything else.
In praying we are tuned in to our Heavenly Father
in a very special way.
We are more inclined to watch for His work
in our lives.
When we watch for it....we see it!
Relationships that were broken
sometimes become healed.
Sometimes you become healed and that broken
relationship doesn't ruin your entire life.
Freedom comes in the letting go....
to His will.
Joy comes when He gives love that goes
past the need to be right.
Prayer changes things....and people.
Our CASTteam thread is always
full of prayer needs and praises.
It is a beautiful thing.
I think of the example of Jesus
when he walked on this planet.
More than once we are told that
Fully man, fully God.
And He prayed.
Then He left us with an example of prayer.
Sometimes it seems cliche...
but an entire series of study could go into
Who art in Heaven.
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done.
On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory.
For ever and ever.
Prayer certainly does change things
and even better......
It changes people!!
Like me, Becky,
from Good Neighbors Candle Co.,
Just another person changed by prayer!