Sunday, I went to visit a family in the Funeral Home and while there saw many old friends. One in particular was a man who was burned very severely when his airplane crashed. He was in Intensive Care for a long time. One day, when I knew he was critical, I asked the church to gather at the altar and pray for him before I left to go to visit him. When I got there, the head nurse pulled me aside and said they almost lost him. However, at 12:15 pm, he suddenly began to come back. She said it was like a miracle because they thought he was going to die. The interesting part of this story is that we began as a church praying for this man at 12:15 pm. Today, this man is alive and well. What a joy it was to hug and remember those days after the plane crash!
Paul instructed Timothy, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.” (I Timothy 2:1) Our prayers make a difference because Paul says God, “wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth: about Jesus” (verse 4).
God moves through faithful prayer. God acts through faithful prayer. God draws others to Himself through our prayers. We didn’t know how close to death this pilot was but God knew and God heard our prayer and brought this man back to life. God will help us and our friends when we pray!
II Timothy 1:3 –“ I constantly remember you in my prayers.”
Author: Tommy Herndon