Daily Devotional for Wednesday August 3, 2011
God Still Answers Prayers
(Psalms 91:15; Psalms 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!
Even though we deal with email names and unseen people, I never forget for a moment that there is a very REAL person in need at the other end that God loves very much. It is amazing each day to see God healing people, restoring marriages, providing necessary finances, and meeting every kind of need imaginable. We currently have an archive of over 5 MILLION Praise Reports that we have received in our nearly 12 years of ministry here on the Internet.
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 1/2 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 to accept Jesus as my Savior and meant 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."
"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."
"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! "
"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 to accept Jesus 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! The same God who answered the prayers of these dear people, is the very same God who will answer your prayers today! HE IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSON!!!
***LIVEPRAYER'S 12TH ANNIVERSARY!!! On the 31st, we celebrate the 12 year anniversary of Liveprayer. Nearly 2 1/2 million people worldwide are fed every day FREE through Liveprayer because of those who make the sacrifice to help me. If you have never given to His work here, or not given for a while, but God has blessed you through Liveprayer, please pray about sending a gift of $12, $120, or $1,200 this month. That is $1, $10, or $100 for every year Liveprayer has been sharing His Truth and the hope and love of Jesus Christ with the lost and hurting around the world. It is friends like you who have enabled us to make that happen! TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: www.liveprayer.com under the "Donation" link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,