Daily Devotions – Prayers

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.