The Power of Prayer
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Colossians 4:2

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The following is a true story told by a missionary
serving with the Overseas Missionary Fellowship
while visiting at his home church.

While serving at a small field hospital in
Africa, I travelled every two weeks through
the jungle to a nearby city for supplies. This
requires camping overnight halfway. On one of
these trips, I saw two men fighting in the
city. One was seriously hurt, so I treated him
and witnessed to him about the Lord Jesus
Christ. I then returned home without incident.

Upon arriving in the city several weeks later,
I was approached by the man I had treated
earlier. He told me he had known that I
carried money and medicine. He said,"Some
friends and I followed you into the jungle
knowing you would camp over night. We waited
for you to go to sleep and planned to kill you
and take your money and drugs. Just as we were
about to move into your campsite, we saw that
you were surrounded by 26 armed guards." I
laughed at this and said, "I was certainly all
alone out in the jungle campsite." The young
man pressed the point, "No sir, I was not the
only one to see the guards. My five friends
also saw them, and we all counted them. It was
because of those guards that we were afraid
and left you alone."

At this point of the church presentation in
Michigan, one of the men in the church stood
up and interrupted the missionary. He asked,
"Can you tell me the exact date when this
happened?" The missionary thought for awhile
and recalled the date.

The man in the congregation then gave his side
of the story. He stated, "On that night in
Africa it was day here. I was preparing to play
golf. As I put my bags in the car, I felt the
Lord leading me to pray for you.

In fact, the urging was so great that I called
men of this church together to pray for you. Will
all of those men who met to pray please stand?"

The men who had met that day to pray together
stood - There were 26 of them.

~ Author Unknown ~

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