Our daughter-in-law was in the Middle East when she texted, “Please pray. I am sick. I keep throwing up and have no energy. Our plane leaves in 7 hours.” I was with my 4 year old granddaughter Emma that day, so we prayed together that the Lord would heal her.
When Aunt Kathy arrived home, I asked, “Are you well?”
She responded, “Yes, I am!”
As Emma grows, I will remind her often how God answered our prayers!
The best man in our wedding told my husband, “If you love your wife, you do the dishes.”
Last night, he was once again doing dishes when the sink filled with water. He tried this, that, and the other thing to get it to drain. Nothing worked.
When it was finally unclogged, I asked, “What did you do?”
He answered, “I prayed.”
I’m a teacher. I’m always asking God to help me reach and teach my students.
Last week I prayed a very specific prayer. I asked Him to send someone to tell me if there was a better way for me to set up the small resource room I teach in.
That very morning, during my prep period, a teacher who I rarely see popped her head in and said, “I really like this new room set up. It eliminates distraction.”
That’s all she said.
God. Hears. Our. Prayers.
We heard there are lots of eagles at the Eagles Nest in the Fall. But I wanted to see one up close, in the summer. Just because. So I prayed.
One morning, at breakfast, we watched an eagle perch outside the kitchen window.
The Lord loves. He answered my prayer. Just because.
Our summer was joyful and busy. Two of our daughters were married!
My husband and I planned a week away after the second wedding, but we needed a place to stay. One night as I looked at cabins to rent, the computer seemed to have a mind of its own. Frustrated, I took my hands off the key board and prayed, “Lord, we want to go somewhere to spend time alone with you and each other. You know where we should go. I don’t.”
I opened my eyes, tapped the computer, and saw this: http://www.restorationlogcabinrentals.com/eagles-nest-at-high-falls.html.
The Lord had led us to the place where we would go. That’s what He does when people pray.
My friend was hospitalized. Her first visitor suggested that her illness might lead to chronic pain. My friend was discouraged.
Her second visitor prayed for her. My friend was encouraged and healed.
Be a friend who prays.
The first day I substituted in their class was hard. The second day went much better.
Why? I asked about 20 people to pray for me. And, I asked God to give me His authority over the students.
After the second day, the aide who was in the class said, “I’m trying to figure out what you were doing yesterday. I’ve never seen those students behave so well.”
Now she knows my secret, “I ask God for help.”