The Power of Prayer
This thought for the week is from Mary Bell.
Many years ago I was doing nurse training in a Sick Children’s Hospital and I did a stint in a neonatal ward. I helped nurse a baby there that had three major abnormalities, one of them being rare.
But what really struck me was when I came within a certain radius of that particular incubator, I was aware of God’s love surrounding that baby. It was tangible and it made an impact on me, and I wondered why that particular baby.
Some time later I went to the Isle of Skye on holiday. I was recommended to visit Jack McArthur’s Church there, and after attending a meeting, there was a cup of tea and chat with the folks there. It transpired in the course of chatting that they had been praying for a baby in that hospital and as we compared dates and the condition of the baby (and I may have remembered the name in those days) that the baby they had been praying for was the same baby that I had felt surrounded by the love of God.
In recounting this story it has also struck me how amazing it was that I decided to go to Skye on holiday, and discovered the answer to my question of why. Is it not like our Heavenly Father to take note of our thoughts?
Be encouraged as you pray for your loved ones to be surrounded by God’s love or protection that God does indeed place a wall of love and fire of protection around them and it is very real.
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