What might God do when we agree in prayer?
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“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”
Matthew 18:19 English Standard Version
This is Nissy, one of Jeff and Lorrie Faunce’s Compassion sponsor children in Honduras. Nissy is evidence that God answers prayer.
When we first arrived at Lepaterique, Nissy made the rounds of all the people she remembered, giving them hugs and a big smile. On this day Nissy was in heaven as she had our ministry team all to herself. Her parents had left her at the church while they made the journey on motorcycle to a remote village.
I said that Nissy is evidence that God answers prayer. You’re probably thinking that God healed her of some disease, but that is not the prayer God answered.
Since her birth her parents, Jose and Laura, prayed that God would do a mighty work through Nissy, and he already is. This young woman has been given a beautiful singing voice. With her dad playing the keyboard, she sang during the offering at the Tuesday night prayer service and brought most of us to tears.
Many Bible passages remind us that God answers prayer, but in the context of Nissy’s life, this passage from Matthew intrigues me most. Her parents were in agreement about their daughter. They both had the desire that God would do a mighty work through her, and even though they didn’t see an immediate answer to their prayer, they are now watching God’s gift unfold before their eyes.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner