Some of my Promise Keeper (PK)Â brothers out there will recognize the title of this column, as also the title of a book written by William Peel. I read the book many years ago and I learned many things but it is hard to remember specifics.
It is a good guide for a small menâ€™s study group, but I read it after I picked it up at a PK conference. God listens and respondsâ€”but it is not just menâ€™s prayer. Women and children are also on the list to be power players in the prayer game. God answers all prayers, sometimes yes, sometimes no and sometimes wait.
My prayer life has improved over the past years and I hope yours has too. We are supposed to become more Christ-like after our conversion on the road to Damascus. The prayer of a righteous man avails much (James 5:16). When some men hear this, they cringe because they donâ€™t feel righteous because we are all damaged goods.
The truth is, nothing we can do can make us righteous, but Christ did it for us on the cross. Having said that, if you believe in Christ, and you are praying with the right motives, your prayers are powerful.
We have been blessed once again here at Valley Baptist Church with miracle results. Our pastorâ€™s baby was taken off a ventilator and is doing better. Little Esther, who is still in the Loma Linda NICU, is doing better and may even go home this week. Last week, there was a lot of prayer and fasting going on here in Brawley. Once again, the King came through. We are very happy and encouraged.
Your prayers will once again be appreciated this month. Continue to pray for Esther and her family, but also for revival at Valley Baptist Church. We are having a revival on Sunday, March 29 in the morning at 10:30 am.
Please pray for your friends and neighbors to get saved and that God gets us out of the pews and sharing the Good News. If you want a flyer about the revival, come and get it at the Farmerâ€™s Market here in Brawley, this Saturday, 3/14.
When men pray, God responds. God is not an ATM machine and will not be manipulated, but when we humble ourselves, He lifts us up, as does He with our prayers. Men are called to be spiritual leaders, not only in the family but also in the community. Thank you for being a good man and a Godly man. Keep us in your prayers!