God spoke to me one day while praying in a mighty way. As all mothers do, I carry the burdens of my children. My son and his family are not saved or attend church. Therefore I have a grandson that has not been to church other than a visit here and there over the last seventeen years. So this mother/grandmother has a broken piece of her heart for her children.
There is a prayer table that sits in the corner of my den. It holds my Bible, cross, crown, a crown of thorns, a nail, pieces of cloth and anointing oil. I take my prayer time seriously, folks!
During one of my morning prayers for salvation for my children, I had an overwhelming feeling about my son. As I prayed for his salvation, I started crying uncontrollably. As I cried I heard in my spirit God say, “You think you love your son,” He continued, “But, you will never know the love I have for him. My son died for your son and my son lives in your son.”
As tears rolled down my face I said, “Father, you are so right and I have no right to be so burdened when I know you have him covered.” At that moment He taught me when you pray, you pray in faith. Loving my Heavenly Father unconditionally brings faith and trust. My prayer language and prayers changed that day.Here is what I learned: You pray first then you praise every time after. Click To Tweet
As my grandson was starting his sophomore year in high school I prayed every morning for him to be protected from the evils of this world. The high school was in my sight every morning as I went to work and I started praying before I got to the school for the students, staff, and visitors. I prayed for demonic spirits to leave the school and for God to circle my grandson with Christian students.
Because of my earlier conversation with God, I changed the way I prayed for my grandson. Now, I’m seeing the results of those prayers. He’s now dating a girl who goes to church Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night! So guess where he is? Her family is involved in their church and their church family has made him feel welcomed. He is also now working after school at Chick-fil-A (people around here call it “God’s Chicken” lol).
Now, remember, I only asked God to surround him with Christian students. But my prayer language had changed to praying for something and then praising Him for the prayer being answered. You see God sent a girl, family, church, and a workplace. Basically, 24/7 coverage. God is there just waiting on him to take his hand.
Folks, God is good! Loving Him deeply, having faith and trust, brings abundant blessings. Remember: pray and then praise Him for those answered prayers.