Prayer is Powerful!

What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?                                                                                        ********

I don’t have a bucket list.  I may have made up one for a prompt, but really, I don’t have one. I have some goals, but they are personal and private, and not even my husband knows about them. So I’m obviously not going to share them with you 🙂

On to better things. We’re in the middle of our first big winter storm, and it looks as if we’re going to get at least a foot of snow, maybe more.  That means a nice quiet indoor day for me.  Terry is out on his tractor/plow, having the time of his life. Crazy man loves snow and cold.

So I’d like to tell you a story this morning.  My little grandson, six years old, has been watching his mommy pray  on a daily basis.  She is a prayer warrior, and she gets things accomplished. So he is learning to pray, too.

Terry had a kidney stone that was taking its sweet time journeying to the outside world. The pain was very bad at times. Luke was very concerned, and one night during family devotions he asked God to please take away Grandpa’s kidney. Good thing God knew what he really meant.  The next morning, Terry proudly presented me with his stone, which had passed painlessly. Nasty looking little piece of whatever kidney stones are made of. Grandpa made sure to call Luke and thank him for praying.

Luke had been given a Toy Story watch for, I think, a birthday gift.  And he lost it.  Broke his heart, and he talked about it for months.  He knew his mommy was praying that they would find it.  Mommy had given a box of clothing to a family with a boy younger than Luke, and included in the box was a jacket Luke had outgrown.  The other boy’s mom was washing the jacket, and as all good moms do, she dug into the pockets before putting the jacket in the wash. And there it was!  She called to confirm, and she brought the watch to church on Sunday and presented it to Luke.  Joy!


When I asked his if he’d been praying about the watch, he said, “No, but Mommy was.”

I love it that my grandkids are learning that God wants us to pray, and that He loves giving answers.



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