The power of prayer
The power of prayer became prominent with the series of books written by Stormie Omartian.
About 10 years ago I went through a big crisis that involved one of my children.. I was struggling, I didn’t know where to go for help. Then one evening a friend of mine took me aside and told me that while I had been a Christian for over 20 years by then, I prayed without having faith in God to hear my prayers. How could this be? This friend really showed me the way to pray and believe. What a revelations it was.
The Power of a praying parent
Then one day about 2 months after the intervention of my friend, I was cleaning out my bookcase and there it was: The power of a praying parent by Stormie Omartian. I didn’t know I even had the book. What a wonderful surprise. I worked through the book day by day and became stronger and stronger while I witnessed how prayer changed my circumstances for the better.
Yes, after all the work I put in, my life became so much better and then I slacked on the praying part. Things were going great with my children and life couldn’t have been better. I still prayed but not as intense and not so focused. Just like that things started going downhill. I couldn’t believe it.
To my shame I had to confess that I failed when I didn’t keep up with praying. During my first introduction to the power of prayer, I bought a whole lot of books about praying. I dusted them off and started praying intensely and focused. Once again the difference between praying and not praying was evident.
Amanda Spies du Plessis is the writer and owner of Let’s make tea
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