Today, I spent a lot of time in prayer. I was praying for many things for many people. I had many calls asking for prayers and it was an honor to pray. I am certain that the prayers matter and they matter to those who are the subjects of the prayers and I know they matter to God. Today, it was apparent how important it was for me. I was in the middle of a long day and received a few phone calls asking to share and prayer over issues in their lives. While I was asking God for things on their behalf, I noticed that I began to relax. The time I spent in prayer for the good of others helped me. I was relaxed and ready for the rest of my long evening to come. Prayer does change things, even when we pray for things that do not directly affect us.
I John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.