Prayer Works

Bible Reading: Ephesians 6: 18-19
Author: Mary Ellen Piland (North Carolina US)
Sunday 26 June 2022 © The Upper Room.

Recently a routine eye exam revealed a macular hole in my left eye. I had not noticed any changes in my vision, but I was suddenly in danger of losing my sight and needed surgery immediately.

Anxiety overwhelmed me. I tried to cope on my own by reading  scripture and reciting memorised verses, including today’s verse. I reached out to my minister to ask for prayers for my doctors, my husband and me. I began to feel some relief. I was hesitant to seek help on social media, but what better way to ask for prayers from many friends?

As I was getting ready the night before surgery, I was surrounded by calm feelings of peace, warmth and safety. My anxiety left me. I felt the prayers working in my life in a way I had never felt before. Reading the thoughts and prayers of my social media friends helped me face my health issue. Reaching out to others who share my faith in God gave me strength. I know prayer works, so I continue to pray for others no matter how the request comes.

Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the strength Christ brings us when we pray. Amen

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Hi, I just want to say that it's a fantastic opportunity for Deaf and hearing to have this wonderful access, as it's my first language to understand the meaning of what it was being said, praise the Lord!! Many thanks!!!! HE