It is really cool how God inspired so many of you all to pray for our friend Dave this morning. Praying in the Spirit is a wonderful thing – to pray together in the Spirit is exhilarating as well.
Here is one of my favorite miracle prayers:
“And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all.
When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God.
But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him?
“And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?”As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.” – Luke 13:10-17
When does the power of God show up? (Who are the real opponents?)
“The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Here are a few more good-for-the-heart breathtaking miracle-prayers:
John 11:38-44; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Mark 9:20-29
We are given no shortage of testimony to the power of God’s speech. James 5:13-18