PRAYER CHANGES THINGS
There is nothing but can be moved through prayer, if we have faith in God. Prayer moves God. Prayer changes things. “With God all things are possible,” and “all things are possible to him that believeth.”
It was said of the Apostle James, that after his death it was found his knees were calloused like camel’s knees, from praying so much. Here was the secret of the success of those ministers of God in early days. They had calloused knees.
A missionary to the Indians years ago, used to lie on the frozen ground at night, wrapped in a bearskin, and cry mightily to God to save the Indians. God heard and saved the poor ignorant Indians by the scores and hundreds.
One of the world’s greatest evangelists in early days used to pray until whole communities were brought under conviction by the Spirit of God, and men could not resist the mighty influence. Whole days he agonized and prayed and prevailed in prayer that God would glorify His name in the salvation of souls, and revival broke out and spread over the world. God has not changed today. He waits to answer the prayer of praying men and women.
One prayed, “God, give me Scotland or I die.” And God gave him Scotland. He was mighty in the Word of God and prayer. The queen on the throne at that time said she feared that man’s prayers more than all the armies of England. He used to be in such agony for the deliverance of his country that he could not sleep. He had a place in his garden where he used to go and pray. One night as he and several friends were praying together, he said, “Deliverance has come.” The next day the news came that the queen was dead. Deliverance had come, and Protestantism was declared by parliament to be the religion of the land.
The widow came to the unjust Judge, and got her request by importunity, Christ told us. (Luke 18:1-8.) The judge said, “Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.” She continued to come to an unjust judge and had no one to help her.
We should never get weary in seeking God. We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous, who ever lives, and is seated at the right hand of God. He says, “Ask, and ye shall receive.” If we measure up to the Word, God will fulfill His promises.