Prayer Changes Us
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7
“A fifth grade boy who had heard a sermon on persistence in prayer was praying by himself in his room one night. As his dad passed his door, he heard the boy praying over and over again, “Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo.” The next day, the dad asked his son what he was doing. The boy replied that he had given the wrong answer on a test for the capital of Mexico, and he was praying that Tokyo would become the capital of Mexico.”
Some people pray trying to “fix” a situation or change the way things are. What if prayer changed us more than the situation? It is very possible. Observe.
- When we pray the will or Word of God, we are “in tune” with God’s plan.
- When we pray for the will of God, we are asking for more than merely what we think is best.
- When we pray in the will of God, we are demonstrating faith and confidence that “His way is best.”
- When we pray the Word of God, we are allowing His presence in us to be more evident.
- When we pray in God’s will, we are able to rest, have peace, and totally rely on His working it out. All the while, the practice of prayer is also changing us.
While pray does “change things” – it can also change us!