Last night I saw a prayer answered right before my eyes. A couple approached me after I spoke at a Bible study in Orange County. The man had tears in his eyes and had responded to the gospel invitation that night. I had met the woman before, 3 months ago, the last time I was in California speaking at that same study. After the service she had come up to me and asked me to pray for her husband, that he would give his life to Christ. We prayed together and I encouraged her to keep praying and living righteously so that he would be won over like Peter says, “without a word.”
In God’s great providence, He allowed me to come speak again on a night when, unbeknownst to me, her husband had agreed to come and I got to be there as He answered her prayers and her husband gave his life to Christ. It was wonderful to celebrate and have the chance to pray with them together, thanking God for His grace and committing them to the Lord as a brand new couple in Christ. I don’t always get to see such a nice bow put on people I pray for, especially when I am speaking for a night and then gone the next day–I have to trust God and wait until heaven most times–so this was very special and encouraging.
In short, prayer works! It is powerful. Don’t stop praying!
James 5:16 “…The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”