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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Prayer Makes A Difference”
There is a story about a tavern being built in a small town. The Christians from the church opposed it and began an all-night prayer meeting for God to intervene. That night lightning struck the tavern burning it to the ground.
The owner of the tavern sued the church claiming they were responsible. The Church hired a lawyer to claim that they were not responsible. After both sides presented the arguments the judge said, “No matter how this case come out, one thing is clear. The tavern owner believes in prayer and the Christians don’t.”
For the Christian, praying should be like breathing. Just as breathing is the response of physical life to the presence of air, so prayer should be the response of spiritual life to the presence of God. In other words, prayer is as important for our spiritual life as air is for our physical life.
The reason is because prayer changes us. It changes our perspective and gives us a clearer picture of the world we live in, and that’s because God is the Creator and knows a whole lot more about it than we do.
John Powell said, “They say that every relationship is as good as its communication. I think that’s true in our relationship with God too. Our relationship with God is about as good as our communication with God, and this communication is called prayer.”
Prayer was an integral part of the first church, and it should be no different today. We should be praying in our private closets, whenever we gather with other believers, or special times of corporate prayer.
This was the first church’s custom. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42)
The Apostle Paul said, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Prayer changes everything. Prayer makes a difference.
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