Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 28, 2008
Always when needs were pressing, Mr. Mueller would call the staff together for prayer. And often, when getting off their knees, they would see dray wagons [drawn carts] backing up to the kitchen door, loaded with buns, bread, apples, cakes, potatoes, boxes of soap, sacks of peas, haunches [sides]
Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 11, 2009
GIVING: GEORGE MULLER
George Muller pastored his first church at the age of 25 (1830) and was paid $275.00 a year. He learned through the next five years to trust God for His provision.
George Muller began a ministry in 1835 for orphaned children based entirely upon God for support. April,
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 20, 2001
Paul Harvey told about a 3-year-old boy who went to the grocery store with his mother. Before they entered the grocery store she said to him, "Now you’re not going to get any chocolate chip cookies, so don’t even ask."
She put him up in the cart & he sat in the little child’s
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2001
In the middle of a forest, there was a hunter who was suddenly confronted with a huge, mean bear. In all his fears, his attempt to shoot the bear was unsuccessful. He turned away and started to run as
fast as he could. Finally, he ended up at the edge of a very steep cliff. His hopes were dim.
Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 6, 2001
According to a poll on prayer for Newsweek (3/31/97), the following percentage said:
They ask for health or success for a child or family member when they pray -- 82
They ask for strength to overcome a personal weakness -- 75
They never ask for financial or career success -- 36
Contributed by Mary Lewis on May 10, 2001
Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 19, 2001
During the dark days of the American Revolution, when the Continental Army had experienced several setbacks, a farmer who lived near the battlefield approached Washington’s camp unheard. Suddenly his ears caught an earnest voice raised in agonizing prayer. On coming nearer he saw it was the
Contributed by Adam Cruse on Jul 18, 2001
A missionary and his family were forced to camp outside on a hill. They were carrying money and they were fearful that thieves might rob them. After spending time in prayer, the finally fell asleep. Several months later, a man that had been injured was taken to the mission hospital. He asked
Contributed by James O. Davis on Dec 5, 2001
The year was 1872. The place was London, England. The evangelist was an obscure YMCA leader named D. L. Moody. People were being converted. The secret was a bed ridden lady named Mary Ann Adler. She had read a newspaper clipping about D. L. Moody in Chicago. She had prayed
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
One time I was participating in an Army field exercise and a soldier posed a question about our field rations (those "Meals-Ready-to-Eat"):
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
Dr. Larry Dossy, a medical doctor who has written books on prayer, says that he usually prays “for the best possible outcome.” And sometimes the patient dies.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2002
HOPE AND A PRAYER
50 Christian truckers got together to pray to pray that somehow the sniper terrorizing the Washington, DC area would be caught. Ron Lantz would be retiring as a driver in a few days and didn’t even live in the area, but he felt sure that God would answer their prayers. In
Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 30, 2002
In this year’s hot holiday film, "The Santa Clause 2," there is a line that made me sit up and take notice. Charley, Santa’s son, says to a cynical principal who later in the story becomes Mrs. Claus, something to
Contributed by Tylor Cates on Jan 24, 2004
Prop: A television remote control
Summary: A remote control is used to demonstrate prayers made by faith.
Look at what I brought with me today. Do you know what this is? [a television remote control] I’ve always wondered how these things work. You just click on this button
Contributed by Greg Bond on Dec 28, 2009
Then, of course, there is the Amen. It signifies faithful and true. Some suppose it is taken from the initial letters of adoni melech neetnem: My Lord, the Faithful King. In the Greek, it means, "So be it," or "Let it be so."
The main point is that Jesus says to end our prayer
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 18, 2010
Prayer’s Powerful Results Impacts African Villagers
Story: John Robb of World Vision’s Mission Advanced Research Center writes, "The adults of Ethiopia’s Awash River area, two hours north of Addis Ababa were suffering through famines. In their suffering the people looked to a giant tree for help.
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 9, 2010
There is something convenient about being a fence-straddler.
We think we can have the best of both worlds.
But in order to make a real commitment to Jesus Christ, we have to weigh our options.
Anyone who has ever struggled with their faith will come out stronger. One of my biggest personal
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 10, 2011
WHEN MULLER PRAYED
During GEORGE MULLER'S life, he received more than 1,000,000 pounds from the Lord, without advertising - every penny came as an answered prayer. The following story is told by the captain of a ship on which he was traveling.
"We had George Muller of Bristol, England on