Power of Prayer. . . II Corinthians 1:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.”
Some have a gift of prayer. . . Dad could say the sweetest prayers. Winn Lembright’s prayer took Rich and I away from the craziness in the hospital, an oasis from the storm of life. I will never forget that gift to us. Many of our elders have a sweet gift of prayer that sets the tone for the message to follow. And I have spoken many times that I do love the hymns . . .
“Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, unuttered or expressed
The motion of a hidden fire, That trembles on the breast.
Prayer is the burden of a sigh,The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye, When none but God is near.
Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try;
Prayer the sublimest strains can reach The majesty on high.
Prayer is the christian’s vital breath, The Christian’s native air,
His watch-word at the gate of death–He enters heav’n with prayer.”
One of my student teachers, Brent Beery, said he thought the words PRAY WITHOUT CEASING was written for teachers. . . so many little ones with so many different strengths and weaknesses. Prayer is needed every day, no every hour/minute. . . Please join my prayer for our churches, families, community, our children, and our country.