Prayer works! It moves our maker to act on our behalf. HE hears our pleas, and cries and because our GOD is compassionate, HE always answers. The more I move along with CHRIST - the more evidence I see of this.
I have diabetes and a while ago I was getting very discouraged with the numbers on my glucose meter but more than that, I was feeling pretty ill. I had little energy and my moods were on a roller coaster. I asked for prayer and by GOD's loving grace, my numbers have been steady and as a result, I feel better!
Joel Osteen's mother had cancer. It got really bad. I had the opportunity to hear her speak and tell her miraculous story of healing! Started with a prayer.....
I have heard countless miracles yet my memory seems to be thin when I am in the thick of it. I get lost in the situation and forget whom I serve and the power HE provides.
Empty prayer is when we pray but do not believe. I have done this as well. Sometimes we see our trouble through small eyes. We are hindered in belief because we do not believe our GOD IS bigger! I am guilty of this. Yet, JESUS loves me so, that HE never lets me go. Amazing!!
There are times in my life that I wanted something so bad. I prayed and prayed and didn't get my desire. Initially I would sulk like a child. Eventually, I would see that my perceived unanswered prayer was actually very answered. It was a redirection to a much better way than what I wanted. For instance, years ago, I wanted a job I applied for. I didn't get it. Nope, it slipped through my hands. I remember sulking. Several weeks later I ended up with a position that led to a very lucrative career for many, many years.
It is pretty simple - prayer works. GOD tells us to do it and do it without ceasing! GOD tells us to do it and do it believing!
Thank YOU LORD for all the answers to all my prayers! Thank YOU LORD for understanding when I tantrum because I do not get what I want. Thank YOU LORD for always loving me in spite!