One Person’s Prayers

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

What difference can one person make? Sometimes we look at problems and conclude there is nothing we can do. Everything can seem hopeless! But the Bible tells us that the prayers of even one person can change the world.

Just look at the life of Daniel. Prayer was a regular part of his life (Daniel 6:10). As he prayed, he acknowledged that his people had sinned. They had been driven into exile “because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You.” They had transgressed God’s law and “turned aside, not obeying Your voice.”

Daniel interceded on behalf of his people. He confessed their sins and asked for God’s mercy and forgiveness. He boldly sought God, knowing He was compassionate and would forgive.
Daniel’s prayers were answered! We know his prayers had power, because God sent the angel Gabriel to encourage him.

Daniel put into action God’s promise to His people many years earlier: “[If] My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

This same promise is still true for us. God answers the prayers of Believers who humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways, who care about needs in their country and the world, and who are willing to pray and seek His face.

Today, God wants you to know your prayers matter, and they can change the world. Don’t just pray polite, timid prayers and give up when nothing seems to happen. Instead, pray diligently. Boldly. Without ceasing!