>Prayer Works For Me (and anyone else)

>works for me wednesday at we are that family

Yesterday my oldest child, still a baby sometimes at 5 years old, got some major dental work.  He is a somewhat timid child, not a big risk taker, often afraid of new experiences.  Our dentists office is fantastic, both kids loved their first two checkups.  This time Nathan needed three crowns, which involved conscious sedation and laughing gas.  We didn’t tell him anything except that the dentist needed to “paint” his teeth.  He was pretty cool with that, but I was not.


So I asked for prayer from my Facebook friends.  I know that many many of them are serious prayer warriors, and took my request seriously.  It was not an off-handed thing for me…not much makes me nervous, but this did, and I was quite serious about wanting prayer.  Of course I prayed myself…a ton.  But I do believe that the more  people pray for someone, the more an invisible wall of protection is raised…the more a wave of comfort takes over.  The book of James says “the prayer of a righteous man is fervent and effective.”  In God’s mysterious way, even though the outcome is known and predestined, prayer changes things.  It works, it is powerful, it is a weapon.  One that ought to be wielded often.

I was nervous about leaving Nathan alone in the procedure room because I had to entertain Alex in the waiting room.  I was afraid he would quickly figure out what was going down and start bawling and asking for me.  But they offered him his choice of movie on a little TV anchored to the ceiling so he could watch it while they worked, and he even had headphones to hear it over the sound of the drill.  That helped me worry less.  The sedation sure seemed to work quickly.  Alex was my biggest challenge, it being lunchtime and we had a long wait.  But everything went well and Dr. James said Nathan was a great patient.  I had to help him walk and feed him his ice cream lunch, but then he slept all afternoon.  He’s not happy about the metal crowns, and is still a bit lethargic and emotional, but doing well.

Thank you, my Facebook friends, for your highly effective prayers to calm my nerves and bring Nathan safely through.

I would love to hear your stories of how prayer has worked for you in my comments!

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5 responses to this post.

  1. >Great testimony. I can't wait to share how prayer is going to work for me regarding my mother-in-law, Ellen. Please pray for her. She has a tumor on her brain behind her left eye and others in her brain. She is 46. We are believing for a miracle from the Lord! I truly covet your (and anyone elses) prayers. She goes to the doctor today. Thank you and God bless you for encouraging women that prayer (and God) works. 🙂

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  2. >I hope you don't take offense to this, but why do you refer to prayer as a weapon? Weapons kill and maim. That is not how prayer is. A tool perhaps, but not a weapon. Let's not militarize religion and prayer.

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  3. >Kirk, disagree. Prayer IS a weapon againt evil, against demons, against Satan…all of which exist according to the Bible. Scripture itself uses lots of military language, including Ephesians 6:10-18 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."So yes, prayer is a weapon. I've seen it work as a weapon, not just a tool.

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  4. >Praise God for answered prayer! God is good – all the time!! 😀 All the time – God is good!Sherry

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  5. >Fair enough. I can see it within that context of fighting evil although personally prefer it with more peaceful semantics.

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