The Power Of Prayer

(Blog 69) The following information is from memory. I was listening to two scientists discussing the affect humans have on the earth. They were talking about Polar measurement of the metamagnetic system. They said that after 9/11 the measurement system reached its maximum. The Richter scale measures earthquakes and we have numerous measuring devices but one that measures the earth’s magnetic system.

Radio talk-show-host Art Bell in years past had people pray or mediate and saw how it affected people and weather to everyone’s amazement. At a point he became afraid of pursuing requests in fear of what might occur. He was concerned that if they prayed for rain, it might end up flooding.

When we were purchasing the property for Central Christian Church and erecting the building there were times we would hit a crisis. We would call our prayer team and ask that they pray. Miraculously the crisis would be solved. There were times when we had 24 hour prayer segments. The congregation was asked to pray about a certain problem or a real need. Again, the problem or need would be met. It was awesome how prayers were answered.

I was wondering, can people affect things when they focus on a particular object? Is nature or the earth programmed by God to react to people’s prayers? Scripture says: Joshua 6:2 – 5 – “Then the LORD said to Joshua, ‘See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in.’”

Another Scripture says we can move mountains. Matthew 17:20 – “He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’”

How much faith and how many people praying would it take to move a mountain? If a million people went to Washington D.C. and marched around the capital for six days and on the seventh day, seven religious leaders carrying trumpets followed by the million people and when they blew their horns and the people shouted would the capital building fall down? It might produce more response from congress than town meetings or tea parties. (Please, do not take this particular illustration as something I am recommending.) However, I wonder if the world is created so prayer could change natural conditions and for walls to react to prayer. Quite a reach!

The more I learn about the power of prayer the more I am convinced that some of the things found in Scripture may be taken literally. Collectively, as a body, nothing may be impossible.

When a church is having a problem they often try to fix it themselves. A number of churches are having serious problems; apparently, they do not really believe in the power of prayer for their situation. Don’t we believe the best thing to do when a significant problem arises would be to ask the church’s membership to have organized prayer? We have personally been witnesses to what corporate prayer can do. So when all else fails and we can’t fix the problem, we know corporate prayer works!

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