All it takes for one to believe how powerful prayer can be is to see one’s prayers answered. But what if you are praying for someone and you don’t know if those prayers are answered?
There is a book that a friend gave to my husband years ago. When we were clearing out some clutter I came across this book. It’s a daily devotional guide written by two listeners as God speaks to them. The book is God Calling. I have reread this book for the last three years because I believe it contains simple but powerful wisdom.
One of the day’s writings is called – Rule the World. It has to do with the subject of prayer. Since praying is so easy to do, we may think that it’s such a little thing. After reading this writing, prayer is one of the greatest powers that we possess.
There is the saying, strength in numbers. The Bible says in Matthew 18:30: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. I believe that we can gather as the children of God, even if we aren’t physically together. We can combine our strength to make our requests known.
I’m quoting a couple of sentences from God Calling
“Remember no prayer goes unanswered. What is wrong in your country, its statesmen, its laws, it people? Make these matters your prayer matters. You will see lives you never touch altered, laws made at your request, evils banished. You may never go beyond one room, and yet you may become one of the most powerful forces for good in your country, in the world.”
If prayer has not been a part of your life, I urge you to start experiencing the peace and power that comes from prayer. The only resources required for prayer is a few minutes of your time. You’ll find that it’s time well spent. You may never know the difference you can make in someone’s life, our country, our world through simple prayer.
And I’ll challenge you to “pray without ceasing,” what the Apostle Paul says to do. How? Check out this post: What Does it Mean to Pray Without Ceasing.
I was so inspired by God Calling, that God gave me words to share through the book, God Notes – Daily Doses of Divine Encouragement. That book was an answered prayer from 1977. It was answered 40 years later. So, another caveat to prayer is that God always answers in God’s time.