A Story of Prayer

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

My heart began to break as I sat inside the doctor’s office and I could not help but overhear two men outside yelling at one another. There was a dispute and each argued their side as they continued to raise their voices and insults. These two men were homeless and had been arguing over who was going to get the ten cents for the can they found.

I began to pray peace for them as they had become quite a disturbance. My physical therapist apologized, but she really had no control over the situation. I thought of a couple of ways I could help them after I was done with my appointment.

I continued to pray for them, but by the time my appointment was over, they were gone. Although I was unable to help them in person, I know that God heard my prayers for peace. The two men had calmed down and one man had apologized to the other. I’m not sure where they went, but I pray that they receive the help that they need.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for answering my prayer. Lord, homelessness has become such a crisis. Please help our country address this great need of over 553,000 homeless people. We see so many of your children, young and old, on the streets. Please show us how to help them. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

For further reading: 2 Chronicles 7

Published by Tiffany C. Schwander

Tiffany has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University and has been helping families for over 20 years. She and her husband, Mark, are raising their teenage twin sons to be strong in their faith and knowledgeable in the Word to strongly face life’s joys and trials. Tiffany has been Linda Colby’s associate teacher for the past three years in a national women’s ministry leading and guiding women and teens. Tiffany enjoys encouraging, teaching and counseling women and children into a closer relationship with Jesus as they study His Word.

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