I’ve been praying more strategically, much more specifically since I started writing down my prayers. (Read part one of this series by clicking here.) I’ve been claiming God’s promises for people who have needs, and for myself and my family. God is doing some awesome, seemingly impossible things!
My husband and I have known two people for a long time. When we first met them, they were married. It wasn’t a really bad marriage, but there were some things that happened that weren’t good. They got divorced after awhile. My husband and I prayed and prayed for them to get back together. For years. Most of the time, to be frankly honest, it looked totally impossible. Then, God began to work with one of them to help them forgive some of the hurtful things that had happened. God worked with the other person to want to get closer to God and repent of the wrong things they had done. Their son got sick and they ended up spending time together in the hospital. This gave them a lot of time to talk. They started asking each other to forgive the things that were wrong. It wasn’t easy. We kept praying. More things got dealt with. They got closer and closer. On Friday we had the joy of seeing them renew their marriage vows! You could see on their faces how much in love with each other they were!
Prayer in Jesus’ name can truly change the impossible! Get out your notebooks or your scraps of paper or pages torn out – I’ve typed out my prayers and put blank lines where I can put a name so I can pray specifically for people.
So let’s do it, as Priscilla Shirer says. Let’s get after it. Let’s pray!
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