Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
I have had prayers answered--most strangely so sometimes--but I think our heavenly Father’s loving-kindness has been even more evident in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2008
Tony Campolo tells a story about being in a church in Oregon where he was asked to pray for a man who had cancer. Campolo prayed boldly for the man’s healing.
That next week he got a telephone call from the man’s wife. She said, "You prayed for my husband. He had cancer." Campolo
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 5, 2008
â€œRoger Simms, hitchhiking his way home, would never forget the date--May 7. His heavy suitcase made Roger tired. He was anxious to take off his army uniform once and for all. Flashing the hitchhiking sign to the oncoming car, he lost hope when he saw it was a black, sleek, new Cadillac. To his
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
A GIRL’S PRAYER
When in college Robert J , Morgan came across a poem written by a teenage girl looking for a husband. It was written as a prayer, and this is what she said:
Dear God, I pray all unafraid / As girls are wont to be
I do not want a handsome man /
But make him, Lord, like
A few days ago I was praying to God about a certain matter. I knew God was going to answer, but I was not sure how and when. On Tuesday as I was in the office working, I started to check things out, I found out that my prayer was already answered, and I did not even know. There in the office I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 6, 2008
A couple found a beautiful log house in Colorado that was high in the mountains. It had a beautiful view, and they had their heart set on buying it. They prayed about the house, but one thing after another went wrong. The timing was not right, their financing didn’t go through. They had prayed
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 17, 2008
There once was a weak and sickly man. The man was so sick and he could not afford going to town to the doctor. The man lived in the deep back woods in an old log cabin, his condition seemed to grow worse. Out in front of his cabin was a huge boulder. The rock was massive in front of his place. One
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
A man, charged with stealing a turkey, appeared in court. He told the judge that his action was an answer to prayer. When the judge asked him to explain, the man said: "Well, Judge, it was the night before Thanksgiving, and I didn’t have a turkey. I prayed for the Lord to send me one. At midnight I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 12, 2009
ANSWERED PRAYER ON A PLANE
WELLINGTON, New Zealand--Grant Stubbs and Owen Wilson were flying up the sloping valley of Pelorus Sound in New Zealand, admiring the beautiful panoramic view. Then there was a cough. "Bless you, Owen."
"For what, Grant?"
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
When a nightclub opened on Main Street, the only church in that small town organized an all-night prayer meeting. The members asked God to burn down the club. Within a few minutes, lightning struck the club, and it burned to the ground.
The owner sued the church, which denied responsibility.
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Feb 25, 2009
Prof. Howard Hendricks of Dallas Theo. Seminary said: Years ago in a church in Dallas we were having trouble finding a teacher for a junior high boys’ class. The list of prospects had only one name -- and when they told me who it was I said, "You’ve got to be kidding." But I couldn’t have been
Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 26, 2009
The following story was written by a missionary doctor who worked in Africa. "One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter.
We would have difficulty keeping
Contributed by Tony Abram on Mar 29, 2009
1. We must know that our timetable is not always God’s timetable.
2. He knows what is best and is always on
Contributed by Bill Butsko on May 14, 2009
OUR GOD IS STILL ABLE
An officer in the first World War gives this account of God’s willingness and ability to save men from shot and shell when they pray. A German machine gun crew had their gun trained on an angle of our trenches where troops frequently passed back and forth and the
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
A CHILD’S PRAYER
(a classic illustration by D. L. Moody)
At the close of one of the afternoon meetings we had in the Berkeley street church a few weeks ago, a little child brought me a note. I put it in my pocket, and read it when I got home.
It was this, "Won’t you pray that my mother
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
DISCERNING GOD’S WILL
George Mueller’s recommended method for discerning God’s will:
1. Have no will of your own in the matter. (Mark 14:36)
2. Seek the will of God in direct connection with the Word of God (Psalm 119:33-35)
3. Circumstances will agree with the Word of God (Judges
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 17, 2009
Miraculous Protection of Matt and Lora Higgens during the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya in 1960 in Answer to Prayer
In 1960, the Mau Mau uprising gripped Kenya. During that time, missionaries Matt and Lora Higgens had to drive through hostile territory on their way to Nairobi, well aware that many
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2009
A Man Doesnt’ Recognize the Answer To His Prayer Because of Laziness
A man, who had been a churchgoer since boyhood from a remote village went to his town one day and saw advertisements and billboards along the highway. He saw advertisements endorsing a brand of dairy products – milk, cheese,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 29, 2010
Prayer and Conviction of Sin in the Life of a Gambler
R. A. Torrey in his book The Holy Spirit tells how the elders and deacons of Moody Church met every Friday night for supper and to go over the church rolls to see which people needed attention. At one meeting, an elder expressed a concern:
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2010
Impact of Prayer in the Life of David Wilkerson
Several years ago, a pastor of a small church in rural Pennsylvania decided to convert the two hours a night he spent watching TV into prayer time. Soon after that, there were some gang members in New York City who had been involved in a brutal,