Living Out Our Prayers
It is always a good idea to live out our prayers. Note the following:
"Present the promise of God, and then believe without a doubt. Do not wait to feel special emotions before you think the Lord answers. Do not mark out some particular way that the Lord must work for you before you believe you receive the things you ask of Him; but trust His word, and leave the whole matter in the hands of the Lord, with full faith that your prayer will be honored, and the answer will come at the very time and in the very way your heavenly Father sees is for your good; and then live out your prayers. Walk humbly and keep moving forward. Amazing Grace 289
I came across the following story that is so instructive on living out our prayers. I have read other versions of the same story and am encouraged to do the same each time.
“Dr. J. G. K. McClure tells of an invalid woman residing in Springfield, Illinois, who had been bedridden for seventeen years, and was almost helpless. For many years, she had been praying to God in a general way to save souls. One day, she asked for pen and paper. She wrote down the names of fifty-seven acquaintances. She prayed for each of them by name three times a day. She wrote them letters of her interest in them. She also wrote to Christian friends in whom she knew these person had confidence, and urged them to speak to these persons about their soul’s welfare, and do their best to persuade them to repent and believe. She had unquestioning faith in God. In her humble, earnest dependence upon Him, she thus interceded for the unsaved. In time, every one of these fifty-seven person avowed faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour.” Matilda Andross, Alone with God, p. 100
I wonder how many people we might reach for God if we followed the same method. Please let me know if you try this approach so that I can make sure the rest of our group is apprised.
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