“Nobody but God knows how often prayers have changed the course of history.”
(Frank Laubach, p. 31)
This is Day 5 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.
Frank Laubach wrote the little book, Prayer, the Mightiest Force in the World right after World War II. The world was still in turmoil with millions grieving the loss of loved ones, loss of homes, loss of life as they knew it. In this powerful book, he urges his readers to pray to avert further evil from occurring in the world and to prevent what he felt would surely be a third world war. It has been nearly 70 years since this writing, and I for one feel very thankful that Dr. Laubach and others recruited an army of millions to pray for our world. I was born a few years after the end of this war, and have enjoyed the safety, peace, and prosperity that others sacrificed their time to bring forth through prayer.
Can we have this same impact on the next 70 years? Even 7 days, or 7 years can be affected by our prayers.
“Nobody but God knows how often prayers have changed the course of history.” How many hurricanes have gone out to sea because of prayer? How many have come to the Lord through prayer that then affected thousands of others through time? Think of all of the things that could have happened to prevent you from even being born. If just one of your ancestors had died prematurely in battle, disease, or accident, you would not have experienced life. If we believe that prayers change the course of history, we will pray more.
Every time you see a flag today or a symbol of America:
Dare to Pray, “Lord, heal our land.”
Continue to Day 6