Then the Lord told him, “Get up and go to the street called ‘Straight,’ and at Judas’ house look for a man from Tarsus named Saul. For he is praying,
Acts 9:11 NET
Most of us like action steps. Taking action makes us feel like we are doing something, like we are getting things accomplished. We like to check things off the list!
Prayer on the other hand doesn’t “feel” like getting things done. In fact, sometimes it feels like we are just talking to ourselves or talking to the air. Many might feel like it isn’t accomplishing much.
But, that is wrong thinking! Prayer is one of the most important things we could do as Christians. Prayer gets Jesus’ attention!
When Saul was blinded by “seeing the light,” he was led to Damascus and didn’t eat or drink anything for three days! His world was completely turned upside down.
But he prayed!
And the Lord heard his prayer!
Jesus sent Ananias to pray for him and he received his sight back.
And then, he became one of the most influential people of all time… because he prayed.
Jesus listened to Saul/Paul. He will listen to you too!
Father, thank You for listening to my prayers. I thank You that You are moving and orchestrating events according to Your will and the prayers Your people pray!