Monday, 24 August 2009
The effects of prayer
Vladimir Lenin was deeply critical of Christianity and especially of prayer. During the height of the Russian Revolution he commented:
"Electricity will replace God. The peasants should pray to it; in any case they will feel its effects long before they feel any effect from on high."
All of us will admit to times of a baffling silence from God, especially when we are earnestly praying for something or someone, but only a few people will echo the words of Lenin. I confess that I don't have a 'hot-line' to God, but I have seen the results of prayer on numerous occasions. This is enough 'evidence' for me. It is out of a deep rooted faith in God that we all continue to pray.
So Vladimir has long gone and we still have electricity (normally) and we are still experiencing the blessing of answered prayers. You were wrong Mr Lenin!
1 Chronicles 5:20 - "He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him."
Surrounded by Grace,