I Pray Because I Believe

I sat beside my grandson’s incubator and looked across the NICU at so many babies, some sick, some born too soon to survive alone.

Because I believe, I prayed. “This is hard. But You promise to make it good. These children need You for life now and for eternity. Your steadfast love is our hope.”

For those who love God all things work together for good (Romans 8:28).
The eye of the Lord is one those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love (Psalm 33:18).

 

The Secret of Elisha’s Power in Prayer

An enemy army surrounded them, but Elisha confidently believed,
“Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.

Then Elisha prayed for his servant. “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.”
So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man.

Next Elisha prayed about the enemy: “Please strike this people with blindness.”
So the Lord struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha.

And then Elisha prayed again,”O Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.”
So the Lord opened their eyes and they saw.

You can read the whole story in 2 Kings 6:15-23.

A Tip for Busy Prayers

At any leisure moment you would see him reading from his leather-bound pocket book, in which he had a long list of names for whom he prayed daily. He remembers them all before God in silent prayer.”*

Put a list on your phone (most of us take them everywhere) and pray for people whenever you have a second!

Continue steadfastly in prayer . . . making the best use of the time (Colossians 4:1-5).

*adapted from Mrs. Howard Taylor, Behind the Ranges, p.177.