The Power of Prayer - A True Account
The Building in Which I Work in the City
A Gentle Push, but by Whom?
I work in a small government office of the state. So, we are a public office.
I had noticed that one of my co-workers seemed to be very burdened about something one week.
I learned later that his newborn grandson was having serious health problems to do with his little heart, maybe fluid on the heart or something of that nature. In addition to that, his mother and brother-in-law were both in the hospital as well, and none were doing well at all.
One morning that week, around 9:00 a.m.; I met my co-worker in the hallway. I noticed he did not look well at all. It looked as though he was about to breakdown and cry. His hands were shaking and one could tell he was extremely upset.
Now, all week long, the Holy Spirit had been prompting me to pray for my co-worker, his grandson, his mother and his brother-in-law, which I did pray. However, the Holy Spirit continued to convict me about praying, and so I realized He wanted me to actually pray with my co-worker right there at the office, a public office.
Every night that week, I prayed about it, and the convictions of the Holy Spirit were growing stronger and stronger. I guess I just did not want to step out in faith to pray publicly with my co-worker for some reason, and in the back of my mind I was thinking, i.e. what if I pray and something terrible happens to my co-workers family? It was just the enemy placing those doubts in my mind, as I know without a doubt the Lord can heal.
I even told the Lord, “Lord, I am praying right now for his family.” But for some unknown reason to me at the time, He wanted me to pray with my co-worker.
Concerned for Others at Work
Do not Allow Fear to Prevent You from Doing What God Desires of You
Still, I just kept thinking, if something does go wrong, those who do not know the Lord would say, “See, prayer does not work. He does not listen and does not hear us.” As those thoughts were in my mind at that very moment, I then heard, in a gentle, loving, kind voice, “Dear child, do you not trust me? Where is your faith in me?”
Boy, my heart broke for my sweet Lord and His hurting due to my doubt!!!
I realize now, He wanted me to make that human connection with someone who needed comforting through prayer. Knowing that my co-worker is a Christian, it should not have been a big deal anyway.
One morning, I'll never forget, when I met my co-worker in the hallway, and it was obvious he was very upset; I went ahead and asked him how he was doing, and he commenced to tell me everything going on with his family. They were all serious health issues, especially his grandson’s.
Since we were standing right there in the hallway, and our office being a small office, with everyone’s offices right off the hallway, the other co-workers could hear our conversation. Another sister-in-Christ came out to hear about his family too.
My heart was about to break for my co-worker seeing him in such distress, and I heard the Lord saying, pray for him, pray for him, right now! I was standing up against the hallway wall, but then I felt a gentle push, and I had to actually take a step towards my co-worker. I even looked behind me, and of course no one was there.
Never Stop Praying / Always Believe
Stepping out in Faith
It was then I asked my co-worker would he like for me to pray with him, and he said that he would like that very much. Silently, I asked the Lord to give me His words of what to say to comfort my co-worker. I then placed my hands on his arm and shoulder and begin to pray. I do not even remember what I prayed, but I know for sure the words coming out of my mouth were not mine; but that of the Holy Spirit.
Everyone in the office could hear the prayer, and my sister-in Christ standing there with me, was there in agreement with me in the prayer.
My co-worker thanked me, and he later went to meet his daughter (the mother of his grandson), and when he came back from work he told me he told his daughter about the prayer.
I went back to my office and told the Lord, “Well, Lord, I stepped out in faith and prayed as you desired?” Well, actually, I knew the Lord had sent an angel just that quick to give me a gentle push, as that was all I needed. Then a wonderful, sweet peace just came over me, and I knew all would be okay.
Later in the afternoon, around 2:00 p.m.; I could hear my co-worker talking on the phone and his voice sounded excited. Then I heard him receive another phone call, and then another one right after that, and his voice just grew louder and louder in excitement.
All of a sudden, my co-worker came out of his office and commenced to telling his supervisor something about his grandson. So, I went ahead and went up there to hear what the news was, and when I saw my co-worker, his eyes were bugging out of his head and tears were streaming down his face. I did not know what to think. Then, when he saw me coming down the hallway, he ran up to me and gave me a big hug and he said that he loved me and he thanked me.
I was not too sure for what, but then he commenced to tell me that he had received a call from his daughter that her son (his grandson), could go home, as the fluid or whatever just disappeared, just like that, and they did not know why! Then he said he had gotten two other calls saying that both his mother and brother-in-law could just go on home too, as whatever issues they were having just all of a sudden had gotten better enough for them to go home! Praise the Lord!!! To God be the glory!!!
I told my co-worker, “Do not thank me, thank the Lord, as He heard and He healed!”
Everyone in the office was a witness to the answer of prayer and this miracle.
I will never forget that day, when the Lord sent that angel down to give me a gentle push.
My co-worker started referring to his grandson as the miracle baby. That has been some years ago since that day, and my co-worker’s grandson is a beautiful, healthy boy to this day!!!
Thank you Jesus!!! All glory to God!
© Copyright Faith Reaper August 6, 2012