I must have prayed a zillion prayers in my life. I pray about everything. Every morning I pray through the Spiritual Armor. I pray that I will not be led into temptation and God will deliver me from evil. I pray for my family. I pray for my church, I prayed for my son last night as he was shooting free-throws. I prayed with oil on the head of a beautiful little boy, a few weeks back. I pray when I am in conversation with someone, asking God for wisdom. I pray for safe travel. I pray for the lost. I pray for marriages, relationships, and people! I pray for equipment that doesn't work, and tech problems on Sunday. I pray against the attacks of Satan.
I pray alone, in small groups, and large groups. Prayer bleeds from me all day long. Even now the Spirit just brought a few individuals to mind that I am praying for right now.
I wonder how the prayers that I have offered, have made a difference in our world? I wonder if the last minute prayers I have offered up, along the way, have turned the tide for an individual, business, or marriage?
Well, in 2001, we had a terrorist attack on our country. New York City felt the brunt of it, head on. A few months after the attack on the twin towers, I found myself looking at the carnage left over from the attack. While I was there , I noticed a wall that was dedicated to the lost. On this wall were all kinds of words, articles, and memories left behind. So I left this card of mine there, and I prayed for the lost, the least, and the future. I wonder if that prayer kept us safe, healed a heart, or gave someone hope? Go pray right now, it does make a difference, even if it is offered on a dark street, when no one sees you, but God!
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