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Did You Think to Pray?

By Keith Bellamy

The song by Mary Kidder, was published in 1876. The first verse says,Ere you left your room this morning, Did you think to pray?”

So, did you think to pray when you started your day today?

Many years ago, a man came into my office and tore into me for something I had said the previous day. The man was visibly shaken. Instead of arguing with the man, I asked him if he would pray for me. He did, and the man started simmering down.

Another incident made me understand the power of prayer. There were several home Bible studies going on in our church family. So, on one particular Wednesday, the church leadership announced that we were going to pray instead of having our regular Bible study. At the conclusion of that prayer session several people responded to the gospel and were baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:27). Before the month was over there were about thirty baptisms.

I believe prayer works!

When you hear of so many tragedies as we hear of today, do you think to pray?

When you hear about all of the evil going on in our nation, do you think to pray?

A little boy came to me years ago and wanted to know if we could pray for his sick young bull. We prayed. And you know what? The little bull got better.

When you left your room this morning, did you think to pray?

Notice the words of James 5:16. “…The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (NLT)

Prayer works! Try it.

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