The book of Amos provides us another example of the power of prayer. The prophet Amos was given a vision of the Lord calling for judgement on Israel. Twice, Amos interceded for the people of Israel and cried out, “Sovereign Lord, I beg you, stop!” And twice the Lord relented. In a similar way, Moses interceded with prayer for the benefit of the people of Israel many times in the desert. We should never discount the power of God and the power of prayer.
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“So the Lord relented. ‘This will not happen either,’ the Sovereign Lord said.” – Amos 7:6
Prayer changes everything. Amos provides us a great example of what to do when faced with the impossible. Look to Jesus. Cry out to Him. Trust in Him.
As faithful servants of our Lord, we sometimes have no idea the impact that we can have through our prayer. In the flesh we see things like a miraculous healing that no doctors can explain. And then we discount it as a “misdiagnosis”, when actually it was a God healing.
We may be traveling somewhere and like normal everyone returns home safely. In reality, what we may not see was the accident that happened just 5 minutes behind us because we were delayed 5 minutes by a unwanted phone call.
Often we don’t see these the results of the power of prayer; it just looks like normal life. But in fact, we should not discount the power of prayer whether we see the result or not. We are to walk by faith and not by sight.
Praise God, who answers our prayers. Praise God our Protector, Healer, Counselor, Savior. Let us turn to Him, seek Him always, and cry out to Him with all our heart.
Prayer Changes Everything.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for yet another day to walk on this earth. Help us to make the most of our day, and to be obedient to your Will. Give us energy and strength to face this day with vigor and enthusiasm. Guide our every decision, and our every emotion. Help us to overcome any obstacles that we might face. Let your Spirit flow so forcefully through us that the enemy flees at our sight. Let your light so shine that we bring others to know you. We receive all of this, and all of Your Promise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: Amos 7-9; Psalm 104; Titus 2
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “But I fell on my knees in the Lord’s presence forty days and forty nights, lying flat out, because the Lord planned on wiping you out. But I prayed to the Lord! I said: Lord, my Lord! Don’t destroy your people, your own possession, whom you saved by your own power, whom you brought out of Egypt with a strong hand! Remember your servants: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Don’t focus on this people’s stubbornness, wickedness, and sin.” – Deuteronomy 9:25-27
- “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7
- “As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, ‘Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.’ He called out, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Lord, I want to see,’ he replied. Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.” – Luke 18:35-43
- “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’.” – Matthew 19:26
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