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A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (Adams Media, 2009)
Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Dog (2009)
Love is a Flame (Bethany House, 2010)
Extraordinary answers to Prayer (Guideposts, 2010)
Love is a Verb (Bethany House, 2011)
Big Dreams from Small Spaces (Group Publishing, 2012)

Monday, November 12, 2012

We Couldn't Stop Praying!

When we heard about our friend's accident, we started praying. Throughout the night, we woke and immediately thought of him, and prayed again. And again. And again.
Our hearts ached not only for our friend, but for his family, his dear wife and children.
At church that morning, every one we talked to said the same thing, that they had been praying throughout the night for J.
The congregation prayed together.
J has been stabilized now. For a while it was touch and go.
Today we heard that J is much better. Of course he will have a long road ahead of him for full recovery.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands of people prayed for J.

It is a wonderful thing when crowds of Believers come before the Lord and intercede for someone.
Has that ever happened for you?

In some mysterious way, the Lord beckons us to partner with Him to bring about His perfect will.
How can that be?
How can we help bring about God's will?
Do we "help" Him?
Or are we agreeing with Him for some great answer to prayer?
Is it that, as God's adopted children, He is allowing us to come alongside Him as He works?

I don't understand prayer.
I only understand that God wants me to pray, and it is glorious to enter His presence to plead someone's case.

What would happen if we didn't pray?
Would the outcome be different?
I don't know.

Someday I will know more fully, when I stand on the other side, outside this temporary shelter of my body.

What are your thoughts?
Why do you pray?
How has God answered your prayers?

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."


  1. Dena, we're thankful for the answered prayers! Prayer--a favorite subject with immeasurable answers. Thank you for sharing. :-)

  2. 1) I pray because God's Word tells me to do so.

    2) Space doesn't permit a detailed list. He's saved my life on more than one occasion, blessed me with dear family and friends, and provided my needs - all in answer to prayer.