Psalm 4:1 Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
You can’t tell us.
You can’t tell us prayer doesn’t work!
In our world of seeing changed lives on a very regular and astounding basis, words like impossible don’t exist in day-to-day conversations. Sometimes, they somehow get slipped into a conversation, but someone is usually there to quickly refute it with a testimony of how their prayer worked.
All of our locations are filled with answers to people’s prayers!
The men and women at our 4-tier campuses learn prayer in simple ways. We remind them that it works. Just ask. We remind students that God cares about the smaller things in our lives, along with the big things. We encourage them to pray for them all.
Praying For Ketchup
Recently, I was speaking with Shaun, the food services manager in the Winnipeg 4-tier program. He said the men were concerned that they were running low on ketchup. By instinct, they put the need onto the prayer board in the kitchen.
They prayed for ketchup!
The next time delivery from the local food bank came in, guess what was in the bundle? Yep- 6 bottles of ketchup!
That same student who asked God for ketchup may have, just months ago, cried out to Him in distress, pleading for relief from their meth addiction. Now, right in front of their eyes, they have experienced a God who met them in both places! Meanwhile, this man’s mother has also been pleading with God to free her son. Another prayer answered.
Making it a habit
Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done.
I know people who have had a particular prayer answered instantly. I also know many people who have faithfully prayed for a loved one for many years. And their faith is waning at times.
Guess what? Prayer works. It’s an odd thing when you think about it. Calling out to someone or something that you can’t see. But we see the answers every day. God hears us.
How can we pray with you? Feel free to leave us a prayer request.