The Mystery of Prayer
I’m willing to admit, right up front, that I don’t fully understand prayer. There’s an undeniable, unknowable, invisible mystery to the power of prayer. That’s why my first reaction to prayer may be to dismiss it, downplay it, or even devalue its critical importance. Prayer, we think, is a good idea in theory—if only it would actually make a difference.
In one of my many duties at Moi Referral hospital recently. I saw an amazing thing that surely put my faith back in the power of prayer. It was simple as it was powerful, from the picture above you can probably imagine how I felt.
Here I was underestimating the power of prayer, thinking it doesn’t work and a young girl was without reservation praying for her sister .
When we choose to believe that God won’t answer our prayers or that he isn’t listening, we wave a white flag and invite Satan into our situation.
Believe me when I say that praying is the last thing Satan wants you to do. He will discourage you from doing it. He will dissuade you from it, and he will disarm you by putting a distaste for prayer in your mouth. He wants to see you passionless, prayer less, and powerless. Perfectly quiet. And because prayer is the divinely ordained mechanism that leads you into the power and victory of Christ, Satan knows you’ll remain defeated and undone without it.
We always say that God works in mysterious ways and I believe the little girl’s prayer was heard loud and clear and I hope that my prayer for her sister Gets answered.
From today’s christian woman