Day 4 of 31 Days of Writing
“Prayer is powerful, but it is not the power of a sledge hammer that crushes with one blow. It is the power of sun rays and raindrops which bless, because there are so many of them.”
(Laubach, 1946, p. 22)
This is Day 4 of my 31 Days of Writing Challenge called “Dare to Pray.” If you are stopping by for the first time, you may want to start at the beginning on Day One by clicking here first. I hope you’ll join me each day to get a little inspiration and to pick up the “7 Second Dare to Pray” that we can each pray throughout our day. I truly believe all of these instantaneous prayers will add up and make a huge impact on our world.
You may want to hear the rain and thunder as you read (or not).
This beautiful passage from Isaiah 55 describes the power of rain and snow upon the earth.
“As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
What can a raindrop do?
“We Christians must learn to flash hundreds of instantaneous prayers at people near and far, knowing that many prayers may show no visible results, but that at least some of them will hit their mark.” Raindrops
“If ten million praying people in the United States stopped for a few seconds several times every day to flash a prayer at the President or our Senators, they (the leaders) would feel a gentle spiritual power almost lifting them out of their chairs.” Raindrops
“Even the busiest of people who are thronged by people, problems and by ideas and think they have not time to pray, have a hundred chinks of time every day. Into these chinks they could shoot flash prayers for our country and our leaders. Even when surrounded by family or business associates they could flash momentary secret messages to God.” Raindrops
“A shower of prayers, gentle as snow, must fall upon these leaders in every nation to save them from being jealous, suspicious, greedy, prejudiced, full of resentment and hatred.” Raindrops
“People would pray if they knew that prayer can save the world. They are waiting for us to lead the way.” Raindrops
(All of the quotes above are taken from Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World, 1946, Frank Laubach pp 22-29.)
Your prayers are raindrops and they are magnificently powerful!
Dare to Pray: Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts, Lord God. Give us your thoughts today about our country, our leaders, and our neighbors.
Continue to Day 5