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Do You Doubt the Power of Prayer?

Do You Doubt the Power of Prayer?

by T. L. Wiens

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It’s strange. After all this time of waiting for that one phone call that I didn’t want to receive, today I don’t wait. It’s not because my brother has passed but been healed.

My brother was diagnosed with a heart condition for which there was no treatment. His diabetes made it impossible. He was weak. His wife would sit on the edge of her seat every time he went to the bathroom fearing he would collapse from the effort the most basic of bodily functions took out of him. My brother has always been a musician and to see him too weak to play and sing was hard.

That was last year.

Today, my brother stands on a stage with a guitar in his hands, his voice strong and clear. It doesn’t even hit me at first—something has changed since the last time I saw him. Then I read his response to his Facebook birthday wishes—“Looks like I might get to enjoy more of these than I thought.”

My brother has been healed. Praise God! Praise Jesus Christ!

I know people doubt the power of prayer. It’s funny that even with the claim of healing, they mock. My brother had a genetic condition. It showed on his tests. It’s gone. This is not something a doctor could do. Nature didn’t just right something. My brother was healed!

Jesus Christ heard our prayers and touched his body.

The Bible warns about seeking signs and wonders. (Matthew 16:4) However, when God chooses to intervene in our lives beyond that which is natural, we need to praise Him. My brother spent the last year preparing to die. Now, he has the chance to use all that he learned, the relationship he developed with Jesus Chris to live.

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Tammy Wiens

Tammy lives in Saskatchewan with her husband. They have four children. She enjoys gardening, walks along the beach and being on the farm. She has a passion for her faith, studying the Bible and prayer.

She has published two books; Where a Little Rain Comes Down and Making the Bitter Sweet. A short story, “May’s First Christmas” appeared in Christmas Chaos, a collection of stories about Christmas experiences that don’t make the fronts of Christmas cards. “Careful What You Whisper” is another short story about Tammy’s experiences after breaking her back. It can be found in A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Visit T. L. Wiens for more information about Tammy’s books and workshops.

DID YOU PRAY?

Did You Pray?

by Janis Cox

And the people prayed.

Storms gripped the eastern parts of North America. Eighty million people were affected. New York City – closed down – schools, offices, subways, stock exchange. Unprecedented.

West Coast hit with earthquakes and aftershocks.

What did people do?

Pray!

Prayers of Protection

Lessening of the Storm

Preparation for Helpers

Hearts of Caring

God listened and He answered:

The storm was downgraded from a hurricane status.

“Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone late Monday.”

Governments were prepared. President Obama was praised by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

“President Barack Obama won glowing praise for his “wonderful” handling of superstorm Sandy Tuesday from a fierce foe who backs Mitt Romney, as political reverberations of the storm began to be felt.”

Measures were taken in advance of the storm. Schools closed. Subways closed. And a good thing because those subways were flooded and won’t open for a few more days.

Loss of life was minimal when you consider the spread and ferocity of the storm. There are estimates of 50-80 killed in the US, one in Canada [at the time of writing this post.]

God tell us in His Word to cry out to Him.

“The urgent request of a righteous person is powerful in its effect” (James 5:16 NIV)

We had more traffic on Tuesday to this blog than ever before. People are searching for answers.

God is the answer.

People prayed.

God listened.

Now we can:

Continue to be thankful

Count the blessings (every one – tiny and big)

Mourn for those who died

Pray for families who lost loved ones

Continue to pray.

Let’s get a revival going. God wants us to talk to Him.

If you haven’t done so – START NOW

Continuing to Count my Blessings – every little one

          • I was led to find a new Bible study group – Bible Babes 
          • energy
          • sunshine
          • smiles of cashiers
          • finding a lap board for my studying
          • learning to wait three times in checkout lines 
          • meeting a new Canadian neighbour
          • Beth Moore Study – James 5:13-16 PRAY
          • a long chat with a friend – prayed together
          • reading so many good books at once

 

So Many Wonderful Books!!

          • a middle of the night encounter with God
          • being able to be here in this gorgeous weather
          • praying for God to be “in the storm”  – Hurricane Sandy
          • praying for protection of lives
          • seeing the herons around the lake

 

Heron at the Lake

          • another evening walk without a sweater
          • seeing miracles in the lives of friends
          • my books arrived

 

Books arrived!!!

          • Beth Moore quote: “A pair of hands clasped in earnest prayer is the best means we have this side of Heaven to hang onto Jesus for dear life.”
          • seeing God working through the storms and earthquakes

Janis Cox

Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. Jan has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Jan’s Website.