Does prayer work? Can people gathering together to talk to a God who cannot be seen make a difference in any way? What happens when people pray?

Prayer and Life

And how could you prove that prayer did create the difference? Couldn’t answered prayer be mere coincidences?

What I know is that when I pray coincidences occur.

Things that I ask for appear. Solutions that I am searching for show up – not always in the way that I ask – often better than what I asked for.

And I know that prayer changes me because sometimes what I pray for does not come to pass. Then I face a choice that changes me – berate God or believe God.

The One Who Hears

Your prayers may sound awkward. Your attempts may be feeble.

But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, your prayers do make a difference.

“Jesus lifted His eyes upward and said, ‘Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. I know that You always hear Me’.” John 11:42(NIV)

When People Pray

When you are alone. When you’re with a lot of people.

At your kitchen table, in your car, at your desk.

When you are in small groups.

Pray morning prayers, pray mealtime prayers, pray in between mealtimes.

Pray when you’re burdened, worried, sick, or brokenhearted.

Pray when you’re soaring, setting records, or dancing on a mountaintop.

Pray when you’re up, and pray when you’re down.

Pray when you’re healthy, when you’re sick, when you feel like it, and when you don’t. (Especially when you don’t.)


“God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.” – Mother Teresa


What To Pray

Pray out darkness and evil.

Pray in resources.

Pray fervently, expectantly, and without being self-conscious.

Pray down blessing and favor.

Pray up courage.

Pray for your church and your leaders.


There is power in prayer. When people pray, God works through people.


Prayer Is Your Adventure

Pray every morning. Ask God, “Lord, today, who should I connect with?” B ready to speak to whomever He leads into your path. Ask God to prepare you with words seasoned with salt, inspired by the Holy Spirit. Pray to be fruitful.

People are ready.

Your adventure is waiting.

Got a story of answered prayer? Please leave a comment below.

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Bob Jones

Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 43 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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