Nov 09 2011

Big Prayer, Expect Big Answers

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),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.

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11/10/2011 9:26:24 AM
Nicole Farmer United States
Nicole Farmer
God has answered so many BIG prayers for my family in the last two months. On September 13th of this year my step daughter gave birth to the tiniest miracle I have ever seen. Juliahna Elise was 14 ounces and 9 1/2 inches long, with a very slim chance of survival. My family and so many other people, some that we know and some that we don't really know at all (including Klove), have been continuously praying for Juliahna.  She is almost 8 weeks old and weighs 3 lbs 5 ounces now and constantly surpasses the doctors expectations.  She has a long road ahead of her and is not exactly "out of the woods" yet, but with God taking care of her I know we will get there! Going through this situation has taught me so much about God's love and what can happen when you're faithful and you trust him with all your heart! As much as I wish she could have went full term and had a more "normal" life, I am still thankful for all that we have been through with her and I have no doubt that God has HUGE plans for her. We pray BIG, He answers BIGGER, Praise God!
11/16/2011 8:39:21 AM
Marcia Yamashiro United States
Marcia Yamashiro
Please pray so I & my daughter can get our citizenship.
At this point, we just expecting a miracle from Jesus.

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