Power and Peace Through Prayer

I have often thought about what my greatest surprise will be when I go home to be with the Lord. After much pondering, I have concluded that it will be the tremendous power and peace that was available to me this side of heaven—and how infrequently I used it.*

*Richard Burr, Developing Your Secret Closet of Prayer, p. 8.  

Encouraged by God’s Answer

I’ve been praying for a co-worker’s salvation for several months, but she’s still opposed to Christianity. We were talking when she noticed the diamond had fallen out of her engagement ring. We searched for it, retracing her steps.

I breathed a silent prayer, asking the Lord to show us where it was. As soon as I finished praying, we found the diamond!

God’s visible answer encouraged me to keep praying for her soul.

God’s Answer

Sleep eluded me, so I spent part of the night praying about our daughter’s wedding. I asked the Lord to show me how to be a good mother-of-the-bride.

The next morning a blog I read, that’s about publishing, said this: “Yesterday, thousands of people got married. Just about every one of those weddings went  beautifully. Amazingly, you weren’t there, on-site, making sure everything was perfect.. . . Caring matters. Your contribution makes things better. But when the need for control starts getting in the way and starts making you crazy, it might be worth thinking about that wedding in Baton Rouge that  went just fine without you.”*

God’s amazing, isn’t He? He always hears and answers prayer.