Power Of Prayer


Power of Prayer

My relationship with my son during college became “friends.” I would send him funny cards almost daily, and visit at least once a year. I learned quickly to avoid topics related to “religion.” My son looked for any opportunity to flex his debate skills, and I was not equipped to deal with his hard, intellectually based positions. So, again, I just loved him and prayed for him. I was happy with the peer group he found at college. A self-described “work hard – play hard” set of about 10 guys, most of which were from large, stable, East Coast Catholic homes. Indirectly, it was a great influence on my son. Wouldn’t you know it; I began dating a Catholic during this period, and attended Catholic Church for about a year during our courtship.

My son returned to California for law school. It was nice to have him closer, but it was a difficult three years. He had his first real relationship, and she was “all wrong” for him. He really got beat up emotionally. Physically, he was also challenged during this period, when he was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on his back. He was very independent during this period, and didn’t even tell me about his cancer until weeks later. He was almost acting as a “martyr” in ways. He was too thin, and I was concerned.

So I continued to turn him over to God in prayer, often up to four times a day. I continued my prayer for salvation, and a Godly wife. I also added a prayer of healing.

Heart of Prayer. . .

Now hear my prayer;
listen to my cry.
(Psalm 88:2)

Faith of Prayer. . .

Then Jesus told them, "I assure you, if you have faith and don't doubt,
you can do things like this and much more.
You can even say to this mountain,
`May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,'
and it will happen.

(Matthew 21:21)

Power of Prayer. . .

Worry can do a lot of things to you;
Prayer can do a lot of things for you.

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