Here's a message that will bring you chills

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  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then just put it on a list and said, "I'll pray for them later."? Or has anyone ever called you and said, "I need you to pray for me?"

    Read the following story that was sent to me and may it change the way that you may think about prayer and also the way you pray. You will be blessed by this.

    A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan..... "While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies. This was a journey of two days and required camping overnight at the halfway point.

    On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city where I planned to collect money from a bank, purchase medicine and supplies, and then begin my two-day journey back to the field hospital. Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured. I treated him for his injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord.

    I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and arrived home without incident. Two weeks later I repeated my journey. Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I had treated. He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, "Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight.

    We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs. But, just as we were about to move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards." At this I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone in that jungle campsite. The young man pressed the point, however, and said, "No sir, I was not the only person to see the guards. My five friends also saw them, and we all counted them. It was because of those guards that we were afraid and left you alone."

    At this point in the sermon, one of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened. The missionary told the congregation the date, and the man who interrupted told him this story:

    "On the night of your incident in Africa, it was morning here and I was preparing to go play golf. I was about to putt when I felt the urge to pray for you. In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong, I called men in this church to meet with me here in the sanctuary to pray for you. Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up?" The men who had met together to pray that day stood up. The missionary wasn't concerned with who they were, he was too busy counting how many men he saw. There were 26!

    This story is an incredible example of how the Spirit of the Lord moves in mysterious ways. If you ever hear such prodding, go along with it. Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except the gates of hell.

    I encourage you to share this to as many people as you know. If we all take it to heart, we can turn this world toward God once again. As the above true story clearly illustrates, with God all things are possible and more importantly, how God hears and answers the prayers of the faithful.

    After you read this, please pass it on and give God thanks for the beautiful gift of your faith, for the powerful gift of prayer, and for the many miracles, He works in your own daily life...



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  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Great post, thanks for sharing Ace.
     

  3. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

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  4. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

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    That shows you the power of prayer ! God Bless
     
  5. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Prayer is the most powerful weapon on earth that we posess.I'm not ashamed to say that I pray quite often. Thank you so much Ace for posting!You are a very nice man!-----------pk powell:smile2:
     
  6. crome

    crome New Member

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    great post..........
     
  7. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    great post. cant reward you with physical things like these gold coins or rep. but i will reward YOU with prayer!
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Great post Ace ,once again you came through in flying colors. Nothing like the power of PRAYER.GOD BLESS and keep up the faith.
     
  9. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    It's always a pleasure to read your post ACE !! very good post.
     
  10. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    Ace, you were right. That gave me chills. That is an awesome story. Thanks again. And the power of Prayer is strong. GOD BLESS.
     
  11. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Good grief, Ace!!!!! I think every hair on my body is standing on end right now. I like to call 'em Jesus bumps.

    Prayer is a very very powerful thing. As many of you know, we have been in a very serious drought in SW Oklahoma. Last week we finally received a really good rain, and yesterday morning at church we all gathered at the altar and prayed a thanksgiving prayer. After our prayer of thanksgiving for the rain, we began singing praise songs. My wife was in the lobby of the church setting up a booth for an upcoming church event. She was listening to the pastor and the music through the speakers. She said after we prayed and just as we began to sing, the sky opened up and it began to POUR rain. We got another 1.4 inches of rain in about 50 minutes. Tell me God isn't honored when his people pray.
     
  12. barney leonard

    barney leonard New Member

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    Ace your story just gave me chills throughout my entire body,Thanks for posting this.
     
  13. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Another great post. God is Awesome!