Surprised by Prayer

Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. Acts 9:40

While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you. So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.” Acts 10:19-20

Have you ever been surprised by prayer?

Have you been excited to receive an answer, even as you’ve prayed?

Have you prayed and immediately felt the peace of God descend and cover you, like a blanket just taken out of the dryer when it’s been laid in your lap?

Prayer Changes Things!

Prayer changed things for Cornelius.

Prayer changed things for Peter.

Prayer changed things for Tabitha, and a host of others who encountered the Holy One through this divinely appointed method of communication.

Prayer is our direct line into God’s presence, where peace is bestowed, courage is granted, a sustaining faith if grown, and wounds, sickness and diseases are healed.

Today, listen to your doctor and do what he or she says, but also pray. Listen to your family member who is struggling with challenges beyond their means, but also pray. Reach out and minister with hands, feet, and hearts directed by God, and as you do, pray. Whatever you do today, and whomever you do it for or with–pray!

God is waiting to hear from you today.

Don’t disappoint Him.



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