Daily Devotional for Thursday June 1, 2006
Today is What Liveprayer is all About . . . The Power of Prayer and Changed Lives
(Psalms 91:15, 89:1)
God still answers prayers! One of the joys in my life is to look over some of the thousands of incredible praise reports we receive every day here at Liveprayer. Real people that had emailed us to pray about real issues in their life. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be able to stand in agreement with people for the needs they face during the course of their journey through life. I am always moved to see God's grace and mercy at work in the lives of people as He answers their prayers.
Several times each year, I like to share a sampling of those praise reports with you. I do this because so many of you are facing great obstacles in your life today and need to know God is there. The Bible proclaims that God is no respecter of persons. That simply means what God has done for someone else, He will do for you. So I want you to know today that no matter what your need is, what your problem is, what the battle you are fighting may be, God not only hears your prayers, BUT HE ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS!
Also, so many of you pray and sacrificially give to the work God is doing here at Liveprayer. I want to encourage you today as well, that your prayers, and your gifts to this work are not in vain. What we do each and every day for over 2 million people all over the world is only possible because you care, you pray, and you give. Let these praise reports be an encouragement to you that God is using you to make a difference in the lives of people. God is using your obedience, your faithfulness to reach those who are lost and hurting with His love and hope. May God use these praise reports today to be a blessing to you!
"I just want to encourage everybody to keep on praying for God surely listens and His answers are perfect. For the last two months, I keep asking Liveprayer to pray that I might have a job. There were a couple of rejections from some of the companies I've applied to, but I finally got my answer last Monday. My days of unemployment are over and God has lead me to the perfect job--exciting and financially rewarding. Thanks so much and may God bless Liveprayer."
"I prayed the prayer and mean it from my heart! "
"I couldn't wait to get home to write you. My father is doing very well - God is so good! And, I was able to witness to my sister, Nadine, and pray with her on the phone. She is reading the Bible as I type this, and she is going to contact a pastor to talk to as well, so I'm praying for the seeds of Salvation to come to fruition in her life. God truly uses what the devil plans for evil for His greater glory! Just wanted to let you know, and give you a praise report, and most of all, thank you for your prayers, brother."
"Thank you, and a praise report, God Almighty sure did answer this, you prayed for son, who has not seen his daughters for two years, Something happened, this weekend, he saw daughters, and got to spend time with them, he said, it was the best time of life."
"After my husband and I separated on May 13 due to problems involving alcohol, I was devastated. I had no where to turn, but to God. I had forgotten over the past few years that I have been out of church, just how powerful God is. After being led to this site, God reminded me of His loving grace through the words of Bill Keller. I truly believe that God knew I needed to hear his message and He led me to this site. Shortly after midnight last night, May 20, I received a phone call from my husband telling me he was tired and miserable of being away from home and he asked me to come and get him. I am still in dis-belief that he is actually home, because his plan was to leave the state on June 1st and never return. God truly is in the reconciliation and restoration business and I am thankful that He Loved me enough to release His MIRACLE working power in my marriage! It is a Miracle! And I know that God heard and He answered. I thank God for all He has done for me and my family and my marriage, and for the comfort I received from Mr. Keller's words and prayer. God is good and He is the same today as he was yesterday, and He will be the same tomorrow. Thank you Lord for your Miracle working Power!!"
"My uncle took his hearing test and PASSED!!! Thank you for praying for him."
"Odd, but tonight was the night I had planned to kill myself. I will take it day by day." (received the day of the Daily Devotional on suicide)
"On Monday I sent an e-mail requesting prayers for my sister who was going to be operated. I want to say thank you to God, the operation went very well, and my sister was discharged yesterday from the hospital. She says she can see well now and she is very strong. THANK YOU JESUS! I also thank you Bill for the prayers."
"I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN TO YOU... BUT I AM SURE THAT YOU HAVE TOUCHED EVERY POINT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT.... BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT A MAN THAT YOU HAVE TOUCHED IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY... THAT IS MY DAD. HE HAS BEEN READING YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONALS FOR OVER 3 YEARS NOW, AND HAS MADE IT A PRIORITY BEFORE HE LEAVES HIS HOUSE. YOU HAVE MADE A VERY BIG IMPACT ON MY DAD AND I WANT TO TELL YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH... WHEN HE FELT LIKE THE ROAD WAS ENDING,,, SOMETHING IN YOUR WORDS LET HIM REMEMBER THAT JESUS IS ALWAYS THERE... THANK YOU FOR HELPING MY DAD."
"Dear brother Keller I keep calling your program and since is very hard to get thru I have decided you need to hear this PRAISE report. I have a 59 year young sister who lives in New Jersey. Although she loves the Lord she has a limping problem being a little too liberal with her actions and her way of thinking...Sooooo, I decided one day to start sending her your devotionals. This past Monday I called her to chat and find out how her Mothers Day was and she mentioned how thankful she was for your daily devotionals and that she had started to help you with your ministry because she felt you were a true man of God ..AND THAT because something she read in your web about bondages SHE QUIT SMOKING MARIJUANA ....Do you realize what a BLESSING YOU ARE with people that do not even watch you every night. WOW, I was so in awe to hear my sister Praise the Lord for her freedom."
"Bill, God is so awesome. We were approved and under better terms than we originally applied. God amazes me. He takes care of us down to every little detail. Thank you for your prayers."
"Twice in the last 5 months I've asked for prayer for my Marine son in Afghanistan. Our prayers have been answered! Brandon called home at 4 am to tell us he was safely back on base in Hawaii. He sounded wonderful and is already sharing stories about witnessing the power of God in such a terrible time. Needless to say we are bursting with thanksgiving and praise. So many people held us up in prayer and we just want to say Thank You! God is awesome! "
"Dear Bill, I am the heartbroken mother who e-mailed you about my son having kidney failure. I must admit, I did not handle the situation very well. I couldn't seem to surrender my son to the Lord and I was pretty much losing my mind over it. There were many people praying for us. The doctors decided to retest Cole and make sure there had been no mistakes. I began to beg God to change His mind concerning my son. I have never prayed so hard or so intently in my life. I also had many many friends imploring God also. I just spoke with Cole's doctor this morning. He informed me that the second set of tests showed Cole's kidneys are functioning normally!!!! Did God change His mind? I believe He did. Cole still has kidney disease but God has allowed a reprieve and of course we are praying for a complete healing.! Thank you so much for your prayers. I was so touched by your response to my cry for help and I pray that God will bless you for your sacrifice of time and prayer for a perfect stranger. God bless you."
"Praise report buddy. I can't even believe how the lord has moved in me not just spiritually but physically. I was split down the middle and had a four by four inch tumor removed that was by my heart. It was understood there would be some cancer in it and I would have two rounds of chemo once I recovered. Guess the cancer part wasn't in the plan because they couldn't find a trace of it. It's literally a miracle. God had graced me I believe though my faith, and I just want to shout to the world, how powerful he is if you believe without hesitation. Thanks for standing with me in faith..you've been a brother through this. Stay strong, I know big times are ahead for you, and you know as well as anybody God will work it out.."
"Last week I requested prayer for my husband Michael to have a successful outcome at the appeals hearing and for him to get the police job. PTL!! Not only did he do an incredible job at the hearing (all because he prayed Jesus would be with him and would do the talking) HE GOT THE JOB!!! Thank you SO very much for praying for us!!"
"I prayed the prayer on your site."
"Hi Bill! I just want to thank you for touching my life and my friend's. In less than 24 hours that I sent you a prayer request regarding my career, I received two calls from companies out of nowhere. I really believe those calls were heaven-sent. I will still follow up what opportunities I have with those companies but I really thank God for them. My friend just told me a while ago that she also emailed you and her prayer was answered immediately. Thank you so much for helping us cling on to that faith."
"OUR HOUSE JUST SOLD FOR $ 2,100.00 ABOVE ASKING PRICE!!!"
"Thank you very much for praying for me. I can now truly say that there is power in prayer. I succeeded in my case and was acquitted of all charges. I now have faith in the Lord and would like to praise him for as long as I can. Once again thank you Bill for your encouraging words."
"Bill Keller,I have prayed the prayer in your plan of salvation.Could you kindly assist me and send me at no charge some information to help me in my new life with Christ."
I love you and care about you so much. May these praise reports encourage you today that no matter what your problem may be, God is there for you. Also, thanks to all of my dear friends that so faithfully pray for this ministry each day and sacrificially give to keep us here. GOD IS GREATLY USING YOUR LIFE TO BRING HIS HOPE AND LOVE TO LOST AND HURTING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND OBEDIENCE!!!
All praise goes to our great God for His unconditional love for us and His endless grace and mercy. He is worthy to be praised!!!