Albert Einstein was at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies when asked by a graduate student: “What is there left in the world for original dissertation research?” Einstein replied: “Find out about prayer. Somebody must find out about prayer.”
Prayer is powerful. Most, if not all of us have experienced answers to prayer. And, some of those answers may have been somewhat dramatic. Prayer works.
In Acts 12, there is a great example of the power of prayer. Herod had imprisoned Peter and some of the early Christians had gathered at the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark, to pray for Peter’s release.
An angel appeared to Peter in prison And led him out of the cell. All the while, Peter thought he was dreaming.
But Peter came to his senses and realized he had miraculously been released from prison. He then went to Mary’s home where the other Christian’s were. praying and they were stunned to see Peter! They were like we can be at times; Surprised when God answers our prayers.
Prayer is powerful. But, we have to remember that our prayers are not always answered with “yes.” There are times when the answer may be, “no” or “wait.”
Whatever is on our heart, we can take it to God in prayer.
The old hymn goes;
“Are you weary, are you heavy-hearted?
Tell it to Jesus, Tell it to Jesus.”
Whatever is on our hearts, we can tell it to Jesus.