Dear Prayer Warriors,

January 18, 2014

     I often hear of people who become disappointed when they pray for a change in someone’s life that doesn’t happen; and I, myself, have prayed many times that God would change the heart of an unbeliever to know Him and love Him as I do. We can do our part to influence others, but we have to trust that God is The One Who will ultimately change their hearts in His time.

      Prayer is certainly important as we think of those people in our lives who need to come to Jesus. We can be vessels of a change in their heart, but that is only by God working in us and through us. Prayer works through Jesus and Jesus works through us. Our job isn’t to have all the answers, but to be a caring presence in the lives of those who are hurting and need to see a part of Jesus in us.

      Prayer can change lives as long as we understand that prayer is part of a relationship with God— not the words we use to try and make God do something.  May these important words always be attached to our prayers: “God’s Will be done” for we know that His Ultimate Will–Will Be Done!  BUT this shouldn’t stop us from coming before Him daily in prayer. We can’t go wrong if we pray with a sincere heart, knowing and trusting He knows what is best for us, even when we don’t understand.

So very grateful that God is never too busy to listen to His children,