One of my favorite books on prayer, Quiet Talks on Prayer, relates a story from DL Moody’s evangelistic ministry. The story hinged on one woman’s prayers during a season of sickness. Homebound and heartsick, she found instead a greater calling to a deeper prayer time. She spent time in prayer for her church, for the services, and for salvation of the lost souls in her community.
She read a story in a journal, sometime into her new season of life, about Mr. Moody and the work he was doing in the United States. Her prayer became an almost daily petition. For more than year, she prayed that he would come to London and preach in their church. Yet during all this time she had no sign that her prayers would be answered. No encouragement. No confirmation. Nothing.
This is an except of a post I have up at Woman to Woman today – you can read the rest here…
2 thoughts on “The Importance of Prayer Ministry”
Thank you for such an encouraging post. I have limitations in worship due to my health. Having prayed over a variety of issues for many years, I was led to start a small prayer ministry for & with long distance friends a few months ago. I have recently been questioning it’s usefulness. Thank you for reminding me of the power of prayer…I will persevere. God’s blessing.
Thank you for sharing! Perseverance in prayer is difficult so many times especially when we pray and can’t see results. Staying obedient no matter the results is the challenge – and we have no idea how God is working behind the scenes! Keep on praying, keep on going – God will honor your faithfulness!
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