You hear all these motivational people gurus to GO BIG…why not say PRAY BIG…you never know what you might get until you ask for it.
Let me tell you a story:
Some years ago in the town of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, there was a young couple who had a son and longed for a daughter to round out their family. Then the wife was told she needed to have a hysterectomy and wouldn’t be able to conceive again. She and her husband put their names on every adoption list they could find but hadn’t gotten any calls. She knew the wait would be long, maybe forever. Still, she prayed and prayed for a little girl. The day came when she checked into the hospital for surgery.
At that very same hospital, a young unmarried flight attendant (no connection to the one I just mentioned, of course) was about to give birth to a baby she planned to give up for adoption. Her doctor had helped line up a loving couple to adopt and raise the baby. Then that wife discovered to her surprise that she was pregnant. "Please let the baby go to another couple," she told her doctor. The ob-gyn consulted the young couple from Broken Arrow. "You mean we could have our new baby now?" they asked. Absolutely, they were told. And wouldn’t you know, that baby turned out to be a girl? (From Guideposts) http://www.guideposts.org/inspirational-stories/kristin-chenoweth-down-home-diva-finds-strength-and-comfort-prayer?page=0,1
That baby girl grew up to be actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth. She said,
"I went into the hospital to have surgery," my mother liked to tell me, "and I came home with you." I marvel at how many people’s prayers were answered: my parents’, the couple who was originally going to adopt the baby, my birth mother’s.
“What’s really important is to make your prayers big, to ask for things that go deep and seem impossible…You might even get more than you ask for."
Tell me a story about what BIG prayers God has answered for you, or share the BIG prayer you would like to be answered.