Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Unwrapping the Power of Prayer

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

I had a restless night of sleep last night. My husband and I prayed and I just could not fall asleep. My heart was heavy for some of the prayer requests we had. I should have gotten out of bed, grabbed my Bible and spent a little more time in prayer; I know that God is listening. I know that He hears me.

I was thinking about this last year and some of the answers to prayer that we have experienced. There are big things and small things. There are happy endings and sad endings. And I know that God had his hand on every detail.

Today there is a little first grade girl that my daughter goes to school with that is having a biopsy on a tumor in her brain. My heart aches for her and her family. A little girl full of smiles and giggles that was supposed to have her seventh birthday party last weekend. The party was cancelled and she is now in the hospital awaiting tests and possible surgery.

I believe in a Mighty God that can heal her.

My heart also aches for someone close to me that has not been able to conceive her first child. She waits every month hoping and anticipating, and every month she has been disappointed in the results.

I believe in a Mighty God that give her the miracle of child.

I watch the news stories of the devastation in Haiti. It is hard for me to even turn on the tv.

I believe in a Mighty God that can bring hope into a place that has none.

Today I am unwrapping the Power of Prayer. I know that God hears me, I know that God hears you. I ask that you join me today. I ask that you take time from your day to pray for those that need God today.

What gifts are you Unwrapping today? Join Emily over at Chatting at the Sky as she unwraps the gift of this day.


Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Do not know what I would do if I couldn't turn to my heavenly Father...great post!

Anonymous said...

So thankful for a God who answers prayer.

Tracey said...

Very well said!

My nine-year-old daughter and I have been praying together for the last few days about the difficulty she has been having falling asleep at night. In the car yesterday, she told me that she thought the reason our prayer wasn't being answered was that she hadn't been believing it would happen. She said she was ready to believe! Praise the Lord, after reading some Bible verses and praying, she fell right asleep at bedtime last night and slept the whole night through! God does answer prayer!

tracie said...

beautiful post!! thank you for sharing!

and tracey's comment gives me Holy Ghost goosebumps! ;)

Beana said...

I've also been thinking a lot about the privilege of prayer. It truly is a privilege to be able to pray for people and as you see the answers come in their life, to know that your prayers are a part of it.

Southern Gal said...

Resting in Him is the best way to face the problems of the world. He's got it.

Dawn said...

i also believe in that Mighty God... and am so very thankful that i can turn it all over to Him in prayer. i wish you a restful night... and prayers answered the way you hope for