By: Maria G. Tumangday
All things you ask for in prayer, you will receive if you have faith. Matthew 21:22 (NLV)
Steps to Christ says, “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.” As children of God, we do not hesitate to present our needs to Him, for He loves to hear and answer our continual communion with Him with true faith.
When Jesus came to earth to dwell among sinful human beings, He rose very early in the morning and went to a quiet place to pray.
Following His example let us constantly pray with complete trust in Him.
Whenever I go walking somewhere, I ask the Lord to protect me from harm. Sometimes I hum the song, “Oh Let Me Walk With Thee My God.”
On December 28, 2015, when I was in the United States, my sister and I attended the funeral service of a good friend from Glendale, California. After the funeral, we were invited to lunch in a restaurant. My sister let go of her hand so she could get food. I started walkingwith my cane toward friends who were already seated. I was unaware of some steps going down to reach them. I lost control of myself and fell on the floor. My sister gave a loud shriek as several people rushed to where I was. With some help, I managed to get up.
Miraculously, at the age of 95, I did not feel any pain nor had any injury. All I saw was a tiny pinkish area on my left knee. Silently, I prayed, “Thank you God for being my strength and my shield.”
A similar incident happened on March 11, 2016, in the AUP cafeteria. I was invited by the women ministry program leaders to dine with them and serve as speaker. After the worship service, after several steps, I slid and fell flat on the very slippery floor. Miraculously, again nothing serious happened, only a slight pain that disappeared, shortly. “Thank you, Lord, for your healing touch,” I prayed.
[FEBRUARY 8, 2017 from “Unceasing Prayers with true Faith” by the same author, Shine On for Jesus ]