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Faith & Prayer


Belief and Prayer

A tavern was being built in a town that until recently had been dry. A group of Christians in a certain church opposed this and began an all-night prayer meeting, asking God to intervene.

        Lightening struck the tavern building, and it burned to the ground. The owner brought a lawsuit against the church, claiming they were responsible. The Christians hired a lawyer, claiming they were not responsible. The judge said, “No matter how this case comes out, one thing is clear. The tavern owner believes in prayer and the Christians do not.” ── Michael P. GreenIllustrations for Biblical Preaching


Belief and Prayer

The story is told of a time when a great Scotch preacher prayed in the morning service for rain. As he went to church in the afternoon his daughter, said, “Here is the umbrella, Papa.”

        “What do we need it for?” he asked.

        “You prayed for rain this morning. Don’t you expect God to send it?” his daughter replied.

        They carried the umbrella, and while they came home they were glad to take shelter under it from the drenching storm. Such should be our faith when we pray, just like that little child’s—with no doubt, and expecting an answer. ── Michael P. GreenIllustrations for Biblical Preaching