Praying God’s Power

(This story took place a long time ago and this ministry position did not come.  It was truly not the one God planned for us.  We know now where He was leading and is leading us – which is amazing!)

Ephesians 1:17-18

That Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”

Thought for the Day:  Who have we prayed God’s power on today?

My husband was going through an interview process of a position as Minister of Music and Worship in a church. One of the first parts of the process was for him to conduct three rehearsals for worship services to take place the next Sunday. We had tried to keep the information to ourselves and not share too much with our friends so he went to the rehearsals without talking to many of his close friends. The day after the rehearsals, as he was driving home, he called several of those friends to talk to them and almost all of them said, “I was thinking about you just yesterday,” or “I found myself praying for you and wondering how you were doing.” Those friends, without knowing, prayed for Mark and for whatever he was doing that God placed thoughts of him in their hearts. I believe those prayers from friends helped him in his rehearsals and in his discussions with those in attendance. The peace and joy he felt as he directed came from God and through the prayers of close friends.

Today, my scripture reading during my devotional time was from Ephesians 1, which spoke about praying for each other. The writer of my devotional today stated that the prayers of Paul were so beautiful and showed love to the people in his time, then he went on to state that maybe Paul looked down through future generations and applied them to us, today. More than that, however, Paul gave us the instructions for praying for each other. The devotional ended with the thought that we pray for “His power to explode into the lives of your fellow believers.” Who have we prayed for today? Have we prayed for “His power to explode into the lives of our friends?” I make that my prayer for friends today.

Prayer:   God, thank you for prayerful friends who pray for us each day. Help us to pray for God’s power to explode within the hearts of those around us today. Amen.



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