Wednesday, May 11, 2011


My wife, Joanne, has a friend we'll call Mac.  She has been a wonder to behold in recent days....and here's why.  She's been  praying like a woman on a mission for the prayer vigil for our Iowa National Guard soldiers and families this coming weekend.  Most prominent in her prayers are the words "Miraculous Turn of Events......Miraculous Turn of Events".  She's been praying those words and has them taped up at various locations in her house.  That's the power of prayer!!!!  Lets' have Rick Warren share some other thoughts about Prayer.  Perhaps you'll be able to relate.

Do you ever wonder if prayer really works?  You're praying about something and Satan whispers to you, "This is a waste of time.  Forget it!  Who do you think you are?  What do you think you're doing?  Don't waste your time."  Prayer works because God is in control.  The basis of all miracles is God's sovereignty.  Why does He do one and not another?  Because God is in control.  We have to trust His wisdom and His goodness .  Ephesians 3:20 says, "God is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires and thoughts or hopes."

Prayer can do whatever God can do.  His resources are available to you.  Twenty times in the New Testament it says, "Ask".  It's encouraging to know that things that are out of my control are not out of God's.  I may not be able to change a situation, but I can pray and God can change it.

Those are some powerful words.....and oh so truthful.  That's why I'm sharing them with you as we approach our Sunday Prayer Vigil at the Iowa State Capitol.  Come and be a part of it.  It begins at 2 p.m. on the west side of the Capitol in the area they call the West Capitol Terrace.  In a day or two, I will share with you the people who have offered their gifts to this day.  You'll be amazed how God has moved in bringing the right people to us.  So, you're invited, the picture below is your ticket to the event.  Realize I don't have time to send you a formal invitation, but know you're on my list.  And by the way, if you have some reservations or you don't know how you'd get there, check with your friends or neighbors.  They've got the same invitation.  So, why not come together?    

To the Prayer Vigil at the Iowa State Capitol this Sunday

Today and in the coming days, You and I may be the only message of God's love, grace, and forgiveness that people hear and see.  Remember that.   And remember that....simply because our troops and their families are so, so deserving of this day, where as one, we can stand and raise our hands to the heavens in appreciation and asking for their safety and protection.

Say it with me...." A Miraculous Turn of Events....A Miraculous Turn of Events.  Hope to see you Sunday....cause we're praying you'll be there.



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