I believe in the power of a prayer

Randy - Hettinger, North Dakota
Entered on April 13, 2008
Age Group: 30 - 50
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I believe in the power of a prayer

When I was growing up we went to church a lot as a family. My mother taught me to say a good night prayer at bedtime I did not think too much into them but I said them every night. When I was 21 years old I had a decision to make if I should move from North Dakota to California with my parents. I said some prayers to help me decide and a few weeks later at my parents farm auction my prayers were answered. My land lord was questioning me about one of my room mates living with me. He said that if I don’t get him to leave that I will have to leave as well. I told my parents this and they said that it was a sign for me to go with them.

When we were settled into a house I started to look for employment and was getting frustrated because I was not getting any calls for interviews. My mother came and sat by me one night and said a prayer with me that something will come my way. The next morning I received a call for an interview and was so excited. The interview went so well that he hired me right on the spot and wanted me to start work right then.

My job was going so well that I wanted to find a place on of my own and it would be hard to pay rent with just my income. My mother prayed with me to meet some one really nice. After a week went by one of my friends said she wanted me to meet her friend. It turns out that we have a lot in common. We agreed to meet in the morning and go to church together. After church we had a great day together and it felt like we had known each other for a long time. It was not long before she asked me to move in with her. Six months later we were married.

I remember not too long ago that my mom was feeling ill and had to be admitted to the hospital. The doctors could not figure out what the problem was and it was making us very nervous. I went to my mothers bedside and said a long prayer for her that night. The next day my mother was feeling much better and that in her dream some one said that she would get well. I am glad to say that my mother is still here, and my parents are still in my prayers every day.

I believe the power of prayer relies on the assurance that the God of the Universe is listening to you. Since prayer is a two-way communication between you and God, you will always receive an answer to your prayers! It might be YES, NO, or NOT YET. I believe unanswered prayer’s do not exist.

There are many more things that have happened in my life that have been answered by a prayer and lots of things I still pray for that have been answered with a not yet. I will continue to pray for my family and friends every chance I get. We all should believe in the power of a prayer.