A short autobiographical message on the power of prayer to change a life.
One striking difference between our Christian forebears and us is their repeated emphasis on prayer and our comparative de-emphasis of it. They prayed frequently and fervently. We pray infrequently and languidly. They called prayer meetings. We call staff meetings. They had revival and reformation. We have apathy and apostasy. A leading reason for these distinctions is that they were inclined to believe what God said about prayer. We are often less confident in God’s word when it comes to his promises about prayer. A blunter way to say this is: we commit the sin of unbelief. Prayer changes things. When we pray, we are asking God to change things. And when he answers our prayer, he does change things. This brings us to a most telling fact that we don’t often consider: if we are perfectly willing to accept the way things are as God’s unchangeable will, we will never be people of prayer.
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2 thoughts on “Prayer Changes Things, and Prayer Changed Me”
You kind of cheated. You promised something personal and didn’t indulge us.
True, you spoke of your parents and your change in attitude toward our
relationship with God.
But never said what your prayed for and how it was answered.
I had a short time to talk. I’ve had hundreds of prayers answered, for the Lord’s glory.