Praying on the Phone

Tonight I received the following joyful email from a long-time friend:

“My coworker, Julie, is not a believer. Her sister, Mary Lou, has pancreatic cancer and it appears she does not have long to live. Understandably, Mary Lou is anxious and frightened. They were raised Catholic but neither is walking with the Lord.

“I suggested that Julie ask Mary Lou to allow me to pray with her on the phone the same prayer I prayed for myself when I learned I had cancer five years ago. This is the prayer in which I actually surrendered to God’s will, asking that His best purpose be accomplished in my life — whether I continue to be ill, die, or recover.

“Incredibly, Julie agreed to my idea!  The first prayer was answered when Mary Lou said she wanted me to pray with her! Every day for the past five days, Julie has called me with her sister on the other line and I pray for both of them. Julie said the prayers are strengthening Mary Lou’s faith and giving her hope.

“Today they asked that I pray specifically for a particular complication she is experiencing.  Shortly after we finished praying, the complication was corrected.  They were overjoyed and their faith strengthened.  How’s that!

“Please pray with me that God will speak to Mary Lou’s heart and that she will make the most important decision of her life–to surrender her life to Jesus Christ.  Also pray that if it’s God’s will, that she would be miraculously healed.

“Right now I’m listening to ‘Our God’ by Chris Tomlin: ‘Our God is greater, our God is stronger. God, You are higher than any other. Our God is Healer, awesome in power. Our God, Our God!’

“As you can probably tell, Kathleen, I am full of the joy of the Lord!  The following is a promise from God’s Word that I KNOW is true.”

  • Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,  for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.    Matthew 11:28-29
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[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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4 Responses to Praying on the Phone

  1. Liana says:

    Praise God. Prayers lifted for Julie and Mary Lou, for salvation and healing and you dear friend for all the wondrous work you are doing in His strength, may it continue and bring glory to His sweet Name.

  2. Frank King says:

    Thank God for the power of prayer. Faith in God works–even by way of prayer over the phone.

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