Sometimes prayer is ALL you can do. I vividly remember a pastor-mentor, Ron Dunn, preaching a prayer conference centered on the power of prayer. After the conference, someone in attendance asked him if prayer was enough. “I mean, don’t we actually have to DO something to change things?” the man said.
Ron’s response was classic. “Prayer IS actually doing something.”
I’ve never forgotten that. Prayer is DOING something about a situation. Prayer is going to God about it, and asking Him to do something. When you think about it, God can do more as a result of prayer in a mili-second than we can do by ourselves in a hundred years.
Recently, I learned of a dire situation that needed fervent prayer. If I’d been near it, I’d also have tried to help. But I wasn’t near. I was far away. I was, however, praying. I also happened to know I was the only one praying. It was all I could do. And, someone once said, the best thing you can do for a person is pray for them.
When I did get near the situation, many days had passed, and I learned that God was indeed at work without my help. Prayer was enough.
Prayer is the greatest thing you can do for a person. Prayer asks God to do what we can’t.
Unless God tells us to do something else, prayer is enough.
Thoughts from John Meador and insights from God's Word.