Power of Prayer. How Is Your Prayer Life?
Sooner or later, many of us may ask ourselves (and God): Does prayer really change things? We’re instructed to make our requests known to Him (Philippians 3:6), but can the Sovereign Lord, who knows the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end (Isaiah 48:3), really be persuaded to change His mind or alter His plans?
Both Scripture and experience teach us that prayer can and does make a very real difference in the course of human events, even in a fallen world. Examples include Abraham’s intercessions on behalf of Sodom (Genesis 18:16-33), Hezekiah’s prayer for the extension of his life (Isaiah 38), or the church’s pleas for Peter’s release from prison (Acts 12:1-19). Of course, there are also occasions when our petitions seem to go unanswered—or at least, aren’t resolved in our timing, or the way we might choose.
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