The Power of Prayer

We have all heard stories about the power of prayer. I just heard one that offered a different perspective on the subject.

One of my friends was talking about his jail ministry. He has had the opportunity to talk with many people behind bars. He never fails to offer to pray for them and for their family. Most inmates will take him up on that offer.

My friend says that time after time he has seen the most hardened criminals break down and cry when he says a prayer for their children. They may put on a front that is tough, aloof and uncaring, but it all comes tumbling down when you pray for their sons and daughters.

This is just another way of understanding the power of prayer.

“…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”—James 5:16.


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