Today as the light filtered through my sheers, I sent a text to a friend .
Praying your week goes easy. Love you my beautiful friend.
Within seconds I received a text back .Thank you!!! Your prayers helped me last week so keep them coming .
A soft smile covered my face as I thought, God you do hear me .
Then I silently sent my own requests. Let the stock market go up,at least let it not be crushed today, give me wisdom to guide my clients, and protect the world from the spread of the coronavirus.
I started the workday, logged on my computer,and saw on Bloomberg, that stocks were opening up positive. Most market indexes were up. I sighed a sign of relief after last week’s steep market sell-off.
Before I called my first client I prayed, God let my words be your words .Give me wisdom .
And he did .
The day went on and when I watched the ringing of the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange, I couldn’t contain my excitement as the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a record gain, up 1294 points, a five percent market gain. YES!
Now, I don’t believe that God should be played like a magic eight ball and that we should keep shaking and praying until we get the right answers. I do believe; however,today that God wanted to show me that he hears me, he listens, and he is in charge. He gave me some hope and the hope was started with a text from a friend saying that her prayer was answered.
That’s the power of prayer.
What if we all took a moment to pray over our friends and see the power of prayers answered? Are you willing to see the proof of the power of prayers ?
Try it this week .Will you ?
“Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
“My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less” written by Edward Mote.