November 11, 2009

Prayer: Power of all powers

“Up in a little town in Maine,things were pretty dead some years ago. The churches were not accomplishing anything. There were a few Godly men in the churches, and they said: 'Here we are, only uneducated laymen; but something must be done in this town. Let us form a praying band. We will all center our prayers on one man. Who shall it be?' They picked out one of the hardest men in town, a hopeless drunkard, and centered all their prayers upon him. In a week, he was converted. They centered their prayers upon the next hardest man in town, and soon he was converted. Then they took up another and another, until within a year, two or three hundred were brought to God, and the fire spread out into all the surrounding country. Definite prayer for those in the prison house of sin is the need of the hour.” - Dr. R.A. Torrey

Do we believe in the power of prayer to alter our circumstances, especially those of which no other power could alter?


Joel Spencer said...

I've recently found myself askingmyself the same question. Do I really expect my prayers to touch the heart of the Father? I've been challenging myself lately to pray with great expectations. To see that person healed. To visualize this person responding to the drawing of the LORD.

I'm attempting to see in the spirit what I'm requesting and expecting to see in the natural. It's quite a challenge.

Chad Johnson said...

Wow Joel, sounds like you are experiencing a very similar pull on your heart. It's obvious that the Lord is continually calling us out of a marginal walk and into His glorious light. What a beautiful thing when we are actually able to begin praying and loving on others through (and with) the compassion of Jesus. Keep up the wonderful focus, my friend.