The Power of Prayer

My mom lives in Lamesa, TX, and drives back and forth each day to teach at Midland Christian School, which is about a 120 mile daily round trip.  She has been doing this for nine years.  Over the years, the traffic on that little two lane road has become increasingly worse.  I worry about her daily and pray for her safety.  On Wednesday, after she had already gotten onto the Midland loop (which means she was already past the most dangerous part of the commute), she was involved in a wreck in which the car was towed and probably totaled but the airbags didn’t deploy and she walked away.

The most amazing part of this experience was the daily prayer email that had been sent out to teachers and parents that morning:

Prayer for our Staff
Pray this prayer over our MCS Fourth Grade Teachers today:

Christ Jesus, thank You for using ___________ (teacher’s name) at MCS each day to equip Your ‘little’ people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up.

Laura Curry
Judi Fisher
Rhonda Hackett (especially as she travels back and forth to school each day from Lamesa)
Cathie Lanham
Mendy Michel
Ruth Sheppard

The story became even more spectacular when my mom told me that that email had actually been written last Saturday but was not sent until the day of the accident.

James tells us that, “the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16 NIV)  I have always known that God answers prayers and I have seen it evidenced time and time again.  But this week, it was driven home one more time.  Our direct line to the Father is firm and established.  When we seek God with honesty and purity, He provides for us in ways that are beyond measure.  I am so very thankful that my mom was uninjured in her accident this week and our whole family is entirely blessed that there are so many people who love her enough to pray daily for her safety.

May you seek God’s guidance in all you do and may your life be blessed through the riches that He gives to you because of your faithfulness to Him.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matt 7:7-8 NIV)

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