It always amazes me how many times the Lord heals us…Brian woke up last night in the middle of the night with flu symptoms…he was aching, with a fever, and felt nausious and terrible. I began to pray. Then I fell asleep…and then the Lord woke me again at 5:30am…and I knew it was to pray again. Buddy woke up around 7…and I asked him to pray with me for daddy. Buddy, our little prayer warrior for healing…didn’t want to pray. He wanted to pray later…and didn’t think God liked his short prayers. I told him it was important to pray now and not later because we wanted God to hear our prayers now and begin healing daddy right away 🙂 And then I told him how much Jesus loved hearing his prayers, no matter how he says them..no matter how short. So, his prayers for healing were rejuvenated. He prayed and God answered. Brian is already feeling better not even 24 hours later.
Buddy asked me about healing today…why daddy didn’t feel better right as we were praying…why sometimes it takes time. I told him that God has a sort of big cup in His hands…and sometimes, when we pray, the prayer is answered with healing right away, and othertimes, the prayer cup has to be full for it to tip over and bring forth healing. It is something hard to understand. His eyes lit up though and it made him excited to fill that prayer cup up with prayers for daddy!
It got me thinking. It got me praying. Prayers for healing have been on my mind. We have a prayer meeting each week here at our home…and we send lots of prayers up to the Lord, but it has been difficult to measure the answers to those prayers. We often don’t get to see the answered prayers. I am longing for the tangible answers to prayer right now….for our prayer group’s faith to be lifted up…to help our faith to be rejuvenated. We don’t need the miracles to believe…but we long to see the power in intercessory prayer…and that is when it HIT me.
I began to pray to the Lord to ask him about intercessory prayer and what kind of prayers are pleasing to Him…for a friend oceans away praying over people who are in need of so much healing and love and life….and also for our prayer group…and lately, Brian. I have seen God heal instantaneously before. I have seen his miracles. I know there is power in prayer. And that word kept echoing in my mind…POWER. I gave it to God and asked for a Scripture to focus on. And then I went to church yesterday and the songs were about the Power of the Lord…and His Authority over Everything. God is putting it on the forefront of my mind. And then this Scripture popped out at me at the bottom of a friend’s e-mail:
2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
God’s POWER has given us everything we need for LIFE. He has power to rebuke disease, to Heal, to break strongholds, to fulfill all His promises. His power is what we pray by and believe on. His great and glorious power and might.
And then we get to watch Him display His glory. I’m looking forward to praying His power in intercessory prayer. I ‘m looking forward to seeing His merciful answers to our pleas for our brothers and sisters and the unsaved.