Friday, July 6, 2007

The Power of Prayer

"For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their prayer." I Peter 3:12

This morning David and I were given the opportunity to pray with a woman from our church who is going in for surgery. Upon greeting her, she was in such good spirits, and she stated that she knew that the prayers prayed on her behalf were giving her strength and peace. Sometimes it is difficult to be on the receiving end of other people's prayers, but when you find yourself there in need, you realize how very important and powerful prayer is. Let's remember to pray for one another and for our church body, for the Lord hears our prayers.

5 comments:

Michele B said...

Amen to that! Over the last few years I have gone from seldom praying, to trying to pray a lot but not really believing it did much, to having seen such tremendous answers to prayer I never want to stop! God was so gracious to "help my unbelief." I could never have worked it up on my own, but He lives, and He hears and ANSWERS prayer! Yay God!!

Gena said...

I have prayed also that the Lord would "help my unbelief," and I'm grateful that He DOES answer our prayers. Thank you for being a prayer warrior for us personally and for our New Life community. Blessings!

Debbie said...

Prayer is powerful. Thanks for a great reminder.

Blessings!

Joanne Reese said...

I can remember when you and Pastor Dave came and prayed over me before surgery. It meant so much to me. You anointed me with oil, and God chose to heal me.

In that very hour, the prayer of a righteous man availed much.

Lisa writes... said...

Hi Gena,
Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your visit and comment to my site. This post is a great reminder that in and of ourselves we have nothing to offer, but as we pray we are turning to the One who has everything to offer!
Blessings,
Lisa