Effectual Prayers (Needed!)

(I’ve posted another hymn because I think we need it–I Love to Tell the Story, sung by Alan Jackson.)

As we try to get Peep to eat, to build her strength, we are praying hard and I know that some of you are praying for us, too. Heal our little girls, Lord, and it’ll heal our spirits. (Meanwhile, Robbie is doing very well: answered prayers. Thank you, Lord. And we thank our friends and fellow servants with you.)

St. James wrote, “The effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). I don’t know if I make the grade for righteous: that judgment is God’s. But I have to pray as if I were righteous. If we have faith in Jesus Christ, His righteousness is imputed to us.

But look at our country, lately. Look at this world. Do you like what you see? War, corruption, selling out to China, violent crime boiling over in our cities, “education” devoted to fomenting racial hatred and pushing “transgender” on our children–but who has space to list it all?

We need to be praying, we need to be repenting, we need to be pleading for God’s mercy, as Daniel prayed. Our nation’s sins, our whole world’s sins, have found us out, big-time. We cannot survive without God’s grace.

There’s such an awful lot to pray for! And to pray against.

Turn to God, and He will turn to us. Amen.


7 comments on “Effectual Prayers (Needed!)

  1. I’m not particularly righteous, but I’m praying hard anyway. Constantly. Do keep us posted on how the girls are doing.

    Alan Jackson always leads me to more prayer with his singing. This hymn really touched me today.

    1. We just heard from the emergency vet–no sign of cancer in Peep.
      We’ve had some success in getting her to eat baby food.

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