Across the Preacher's Desk: Try Prayer!

February 6, 2020 - I read a quote not long ago that said, “If a congregation wants a better preacher, it can get one by praying for the one it has.” I thought to myself, how true that is not just for preachers, but for everyone. Often we complain about our families, friends, coworkers and neighbors, but of course nothing comes of that but more discontent. We try to change others and invariably fail. We must stop trying to change others by our power and allow the power of prayer to make the difference.

If there are problems of any kind between you and someone else, there is nothing that will work as well as your sincere and heartfelt prayers to the Father in Heaven. Did not James say, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”?

Do you think the situation is hopeless, the relationship doomed? Pray anyway. Do you think the person you are having trouble with is so stubborn, blind, unreasonable or prideful that it’s no use to pray because you feel that not even the Lord can do anything with them? Pray anyway. Give the Lord a chance to show you His power to change people.

We are always going to have problems of some kind with something or somebody in our lives. With the help of God, those problems do not need to overwhelm us nor crush us beneath their burden. Try prayer. Prayer changes things!

It’s something to think about… tbp

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