I listened as a new mom told our very pregnant friend: “Taking care of a baby leaves little time for formal prayer. I’m learning to pray all the time; when I’m nursing, when I’m changing diapers, when I wake up at night.”
She also said, “I ask for wisdom to raise my baby boy because James 1:5 says, ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.‘”
My father-in-law* sat in his Florida home, waiting and watching for Hurricane Irma to arrive.
Every time I spoke with him he quoted Philippians 4:6-7. “In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds.”
He found this to be true.
So can you.
*His home and neighborhood, though buffeted by winds, were virtually unharmed by the storm.
We were making breakfast together, so I asked my 4 year old granddaughter how she slept. She said, “I woke up once.”
I asked, “What did you do when you woke up?”
She answered, “I prayed that Aunt Sarah would have a baby.”
A group of men meet regularly at McDonalds. One man’s wife died, and he wondered if he would see her again.
Another man prayed for the perfect opportunity to give him the book, One Minute After You Die, by Erwin Lutzer.
God gave the perfect opportunity.
Accused, she wanted justice. To be freed from blame. Declared not guilty. So she went to the judge. Continually. Repeatedly. He finally gave it.
Rightly accused, we need justice. To be freed from blame. Declared not guilty. So we pray to God, the Righteous Judge. He gives justice, speedily. All because of Jesus.
Read the whole story in Luke 18:1-11.
So many students in inner city schools don’t know their dads.
But the Redeemer of the fatherless is strong, he will plead their cause (from Proverbs 23:10-11).
Those who pray for them work with God.
More than 2,ooo years have passed since Jesus prayed, “for those who will believe in me (John 17:20).”
Some still have not believed.
Join with Him and pray for them.