As I mentioned in an earlier post, Overwhelmed, Robert and I both eventually reached out and asked for prayers after finding out Robert’s new kidney was being rejected. Several friends and family had asked if they could add our prayer requests to prayer chains they were a part of. Of course we said ‘yes’. As far as I’m concerned prayer could only help, not hurt. There were people all over the country praying for Robert the family and I.
Some were prayers for Robert and I to be filled with God’s peace as we waited for the day of the biopsy. Others were for God to have His hand over all the details of the biopsy and for all to go well. There were prayers for God to guide the hands of the doctor performing the procedure. Many prayed for Robert and I to rest in the fact that God had it all under control. Some prayed for the results of the biopsy. Prayers the doctor would be told Robert’s kidney was healthy and it had not been affected by the rejection which had begun.
I prayed for similar things but in a slightly different way. I told God I knew how awesome and powerful He was. I knew He could do anything and nothing was impossible for Him. I believed God would protect the kidney Robert recently received. I asked God for the doctors to be baffled by the results of the biopsy because it would show no damage having occurred. I was asking God for a miracle because I knew He could do it!
At 9 o’clock on a Friday night, eight days after the procedure, which felt like a month, Robert received a call from the doctor. While he was talking to the doctor on the phone, I couldn’t tell if it was good news or bad. Robert had very little to say. I think Robert was speechless. The doctor was telling him the results showed the kidney had suffered NO DAMAGE! They thought they mixed the results up with another patient because it didn’t make sense. They were expecting to see damage. The point of the biopsy was to find out how much damage had occurred, not if there was damage.
Our specific prayers, that were expected to be answered in a mighty and awesome way, were. I wish I could personally thank and hug each and every person who has been praying for me and my family. It means more than I can express with words.
All week I’ve been sharing, with anyone who would listen, how awesome God is and how He answered our prayers. By sharing, I hope to encourage others to reach out to God with their requests. I believe God will reveal Himself to those who do, in a wonderful way. I believe God does answer EVERY prayer. We might not get the exact answer we’re hoping for, but God will answer. We must trust that God’s plans for us are far greater than anything we could imagine or hope for.
Do you pray for things in general or are you specific with details when talking to God? Has God answered a specific prayer of yours? If He has, I encourage you to share. It’s encouraging to others and helps you remember the power of God and how much He loves you.
My prayer for us today ~ Lord, thank you for the gift of prayer. May we take time, throughout each day, to be more specific when lifting up our prayers to You, whether it be praise, thanksgiving or requests, Amen