My Grandmother Prayed
My grandmother prayed fervently for her children, but she did not see answers to all her prayers except by faith. Despite her many prayers, two of her four sons were not interested in following Jesus when she died.
Not many months after Grandma died, Uncle Les came under great conviction. He felt so miserable he went to the doctor, but the doctor found nothing wrong. On Sunday morning he called Grandma's pastor and said, "I think I need to pray." He walked into the church during service, and without stopping to sit down, walked to the front and knelt at the altar. Not only was his life transformed but also that of future generations.
Grandma's other son, Uncle Amos, came to faith in Jesus not long before he passed away.
The world is seldom aware of the impact of women's prayers. "Women receive their dead raised to life" (Hebrews 11:35). Surely it's significant that the recorded raisings from the dead are predominantly for women. A woman's strong natural affection added to her faith produces supernatural results. She receives her dead raised to life!
Two elderly women on the island of Lewis began nightly prayer, agreeing to pray for God to send a revival to their community.
For months they prayed, and God revealed to them that Rev. Duncan Campbell would come to their area. When they invited him, he declined, saying he was too busy.
They replied, "You may say you will not come, but God says you are coming!"
He later came, and God's awesome presence fell upon the village. The revival spread to other communities, lasted for four years, and became known as the amazing Hebrides revival.
Thank You, Father, that women's faith still receives the highest conquest possible--the spiritually dead brought to life.
"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions" (Ephesians 6:18).