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Prayer Evangelism

A few months ago, I called a local mechanic about getting some work done on my car. His wife, who also works as his receptionist, told me they wouldn’t be able to do any work because they had no help at the garage. Times were getting tough and she was afraid that her husband would have to go back to work driving truck, being on the road and away from his family for days on end just so they could survive. It would have been easy to simply thank her and go back to the phone book looking for another mechanic, but instead I told her that I would be praying about the problem. I could tell from her response that it wasn’t much comfort, but I prayed anyway.

About a month later my phone rang. It was the mechanic’s wife. Her voice was full of emotion as she told me to feel free to bring my car by anytime—they had gotten the help they needed and business had picked up again. She seemed to fight back the tears as she thanked me for my prayers and told me there would be no need for her husband to go on the road.

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I would dare say she had never been that excited about an answered prayer before. I would also venture that the next time their family is in crisis she’ll remember the difference a prayer made. And whether she realized it or not, she has now put herself in a position where God has her attention and the call to “come follow me” carries a lot more weight.

The good news you share with your neighbor has the power to bring them eternal life. But don’t forget that the prayer you share with your neighbor has the ability to fill them with awe as they see a living God who cares for their needs. Be sure to share your source of strength and awe with them.


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Category: Fall 2019, Living the Faith

About the Author: Bret Hammond, MA, is the Senior Minister at Kansas Christian Church. LinkedIn

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