Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Power of Prayer

Have you ever had a prayer request answered? It may have not been a huge or amazing request but something simple. Or maybe it was a big request and yet God fully answered it showing His amazing power.

Yesterday our neighbors and good friends were having an open house in honor of their four oldest children. As the day was approaching, they were working hard to get everything cleaned up around the house and buying food and everything else needed to make a party go well. However, the weather forecast was calling for rain all day. Everyone (our family and theirs) started praying. Saturday morning came. It was raining and stormy all morning. The open house started at 2:00. 1:00. It was so dark and raining so hard you could hardly see out the windows. 1:30, still pouring rain. We looked at the radar and there was still a ton of rain headed straight in our direction. Said it would rain until at least 5:00. 2:00. The rain stopped and the sky cleared up. Not one drop of rain fell for the rest of the afternoon and evening. And try to tell me that wasn't God.

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him" (1 John 5:14-15).

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7).

"…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective" (James 5:16).

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).

Don't underestimate the power of prayer!



Kevin Wegner said...

Excellent post Bethany! Prayer is soooooo powerful! :D

Rachel M. said...

Praise the LORD! I love how He answers prayer in amazing ways. It is all because of Him!

Rachel M.

Joshua said...

I love those stories of how God answers geophysical prayers. Great post Bethany. :) Our God is fully able to answer any prayer. He Alone is Worthy.

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Emily said...

I Just found this blog...seems really awesome! Yes Bethany, I sure believe in God answering prayers!!! We were VERY thankful that day of the party!!! Thanks for praying!

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