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When We Pray

On Saturday, 09/26/2015  I went to the Summit Theater here in Birmingham, Alabama  to see The War Room. The daughter of the main character asked a few intimate questions of her mother about her hobbies and achievements. The mother  could not answer them.  That reminded me of a friend I had years ago. Her daughter was in the hospital fearing for her life. The daughter told my friend she would die. Her mother asked her why. The child asked her a few intimate questions about her life and she could not answer. Her daughter told her, her roommate’s mother could answer any question about her child’s life. Not only that her roommate’s mother was there every day praying for her recovery. She told her dauhgter she prayed too. However, her daughter insisted she did not pray for her the way her roommate’s mother prayed.

Eventually, her daughter’s roommate got  well and went home. My friend said her child died. Prayer changes things. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man/woman availed much. Even if you feel you are unworthy, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be open unto you. For every one who have asked received;  and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocked it shall be opened.

The War Room was a movie with characters playing a part. My friend and her daughter were real people. My friend wished it had been a movie. She would have have played her part differently, I’m sure.

I am reminded of David and Saul. I’m sure David prayed for an opportunity to destroy Saul. Nonetheless, when the opportunity presented itself, David thought better of his opportunity. Vengeance is mine, said the Lord. You may destroy yourself trying to destroy someone else. Pray and leave the matter in the hands of the Lord. He will fix the issue in a way that it cannot be unfixed. Sometimes we get in God’s way. We prolong an issue that could be quickly resolved. Pray and let God do His work. There may be times when God give us duties to perform, let us do them and do them quickly. We should not be a hindrance to the will of the Lord.

Today, some of us may be in a war with the devil. The devil will not win.  If we Christians do not  pray scripturally, God will not give us victory. If we pray for the downfall of one of God’s children, we will not have the victory. God’s victory comes when we pray scipturally and let go and let God.When we read his words, He will teach us what to pray for.