Monday, March 16, 2009

The power of prayer

At our country church each Sunday, the preacher asks the congregation if they have any praises or prayer requests.
People tell about blessings they've received, such as a successful operation and recovery. They thank God for good weather, whether it is sunshine or a needed rain. Sometimes they're thankful that the snow or ice missed us.
For requests, they'll usually ask for prayer for an ailing relative or a friend or child in a war zone, for God's direction in finding a job or wisdom for our leaders.
No praise or prayer request is ignored.
A couple of Sundays ago, a little fella up front with his family said, "Pray for George's goat. She died." And he gave the deceased goat's name.
Adults looked at one another and smiled.
The preacher said, "I'm sorry. That was quite a loss."
Then he prayed.
Prayer has the power to build a child's faith.--RDH

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