This morning as I was praying about the rescue of the boys’ soccer team and their assistant coach from the cave in Thailand, I had been reading the Holy Bible and “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy asking for guidance on how to pray. Was immediately led to a citation in Science and Health, which stated “Material belief is slow to acknowledge what the spiritual fact implies. The Truth is the centre of all religion. It commands sure entrance into the realm of Love.” That seemed to be the answer for me as I thought of the dire predictions humanly but soon remembered that God was right there with those children in the cave.
Also, the prayers going out from people all over the world have to be comforting them and those who are seeking an entrance in order to save them. My prayer today surrounds those inside as well as outside those walls. Then, I realized I was praying for the entire universe.
Romans 8:38-39 states “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
As the rains continue to pound on our great state of Texas, the prayers are continuing as well. This morning Psalms 4:6-8 which reads “Many are asking, ‘Who can show us any good?’ Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” comes to thought.
Many are knowing, right here and right now, God is still in control no matter the human picture. To really know this can dispel any and all fear. People are reaching out from far away and color, race and political preference are not issues. Nothing but Love is being expressed.
Last week someone who lives in another state called me to ask if we could pray about their weather there. They were under horrible conditions and predictions about tornados. “Of course,” I replied. This afternoon she called me and while we visited, she mentioned on the news there had been a huge, horrible dark green tornado photographed and shown last week. Rather than land anywhere, it later dissipated.
Further into our conversation, she remarked she just had her doubts about prayer sometime and I was flabbergasted. Not ten minutes before she had told me about the tornado that had been spotted but never landed. We had specifically prayed for protection regarding the weather and as far as I was concerned, the prayer was certainly answered. Micah 7:7 states, “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”
Today, I will be grateful for everything, even the answered prayers I forget or fail to notice.
As I visit my past briefly (which is the only way I do), I am reminded how important making lists were and checking them off. Along with that, I usually outlined the outcome or tried to do that, which basically meant as I prayed, I told God how I wanted my prayers answered. Of course, my feeling of control has shattered as I turn to God more and more, but there is more security felt now.
Ephesians 3:20-21 reads, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus.”