December 18, 2016

The Power of Prayer: A Christian Story

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[source: Miracles Fulfilled]

In one of the old high rise buildings in the city, a Christian rode an elevator with 10 other people. Midway the trip up, the elevator car stopped. A mechanical error had occurred.

One person started pushing the buttons like there was no tomorrow. A few others started to shout and grow frantic. One man even kicked the elevator door several times hoping people will hear them.

This Christian, calm and collect, slid open a hatch and took a telephone, which connected him to the person at the lobby. He mentioned that their car elevator was stuck and asked them to check it out.

He didn’t raise his voice. He wasn’t panicky.

After a minute or two, the elevator moved much to the relief of its passengers.

1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”

LISTEN: If you have made Jesus the Lord of your life, you have a direct connection with Him. Just pick up the telephone called PRAYER and speak to Him directly. No need to press the buttons. No need to slam on the door.

Talk to God for Jesus had made it possible already for us. He hears your cries. He hears your hurts. He hears you loud and clear.

Isaiah 59:1 assures us, “Surely the hand of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.”

Because of our direct access to God, we can pray, meditate on His word, and be fed with spiritual food.
“The Lord is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” – Psalm 91:2
Mark 11:22-25 ~ Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. For this reason I tell you: When you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for. And when you stand and pray, forgive anything you may have against anyone, so that your Father in heaven will forgive the wrongs you have done.”

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