Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Power of Prayer

Our God is a Prayer answering God and He sure does Protect His own, call on Him day and night and He shall surely answer you.  . . Always Pray when you feel like it and also Pray when you don't feel  like it.

Psalms 144:2 He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples  under me.

A SHORT STORY

A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan... "While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for
supplies. This was a journey of two days and required camping overnight at the halfway point. On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city where I planned to collect money from a bank, purchase medicine and supplies, and then begin my two-day journey back to the field hospital.  Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured. I treated him for his injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord Jesus Christ. I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and arrived home without incident. Two weeks later I repeated my journey. Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I had treated. He told me that he had known that I carried money and medicines. He said, "Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight. We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs. But just as we were about to move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards.'"  At this I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone out in that jungle campsite. The young man pressed the point, however, and said, 'No sir, I was not the only person to see the guards. My five friends also saw them, and we all counted them."  It was because of those guards that we were afraid and left you alone. At this point in the sermon, one of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened. The missionary told the congregation the date, and the man who interrupted told him this story:
"On the night of your incident in Africa, it was morning here and I was preparing to go play golf. I was about to putt when I felt the urge to pray for you. In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong, I called men in this church to meet with me here in the sanctuary to pray for you. Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up?" The men who had met together to pray that day stood up. The missionary wasn't concerned with who they were, he was too busy counting how many men he saw. There were 26."

Author Unknown

2Kings 6:8-18

8 Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, "I will set up my camp in such and such a place."

9 The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: "Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there." 10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.

11 This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, "Will you not tell me which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?"

12 "None of us, my lord the king," said one of his officers, "but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom."

13 "Go, find out where he is," the king ordered, "so I can send men and capture him." The report came back: "He is in Dothan." 14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.

15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked.

16 "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

17 And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, "Strike these people with blindness." So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.

14 comments:

valerie lynn said...

Praise God! Wow what a powerful story! There is indeed power in prayer. I am calling for prayer for my aunt as she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Wow what a way to uplift my spirit! thank you!

Channelofhealing said...

Godbless you Sis VAlerie, I AM so sorry Sis for your aunty. Our God is the HEALER. He is the one who will heal her in Jesus Mighty Name Amen. I have Prayed and will continue to do so by the Special Grace of God.

Lori said...

What a great story! Prayer is the key...it moves heaven and earth (actually, it's God doing the moving...but you know what I mean..lol)
How are things with you?

Bola said...

The power of prayer. Now i know how important it is to stand in the gap for someone. Prayer is indeed the master key to all spiritual breakthrough.I said spiritual because when there is spiritual breakthrough, then the physical cannot help but obey the Lord's command, the spiritual controls the physical. Well done sista,like warri people will say "I dey feel you".

Godbless and more grace to abound in Jesus name.

Lavrai said...

Praise the LORD!

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For THOU art with me, THY rod and THY staff they comfort me."

Tamela's Place said...

What an awesome account of God's protection upon His people. I think we will be surprised when we finally meet the Lord and find out how often He protected us and kept His host of angels around us, keeping us out of harms way.

alan pardoe said...

Hi have put story on my site to share with others hope they will cross to your site. thank you lot's of love Pod.

Channelofhealing said...

Amen Sis Lori and thanks for asking after me am indeed grateful

Godbless

Channelofhealing said...

Hi sis Bola how did you know am a wafarian??? born and bred in warri, so me too "I dey feel you well well" (pidgeon English for those who do not understand . . . lol)
Thanks for Praying for me Godbless

Anna said...

COH thanks for sharing this great story. I really believe in the power of prayer, I can only tell you that it worked for me so many times, and I am thankful. God Bless you. Anna :)

Channelofhealing said...

LAvrai may Godbless You in Jesus Mighty Amen

Channelofhealing said...

I bet you sis Tamela we would be really Surprised, but we should always trust in His saving Grace

Godbless

Channelofhealing said...

That is so great Sir Alan Godbless

Channelofhealing said...

Godbless You for beliveing in the Power of Prayer