4.24.2013

Impossible Prayers

A few weeks ago, I was reminded by my MIL and FIL to pray the "impossible prayers" more.  Pray for those things in my life that I have absolutely no control over, the things that ONLY God can do.  Continue to pray the prayers that I have prayed for years with "no result".  Sometimes (or a lot of the time) I  pray for the things that seem very possible to me because I can contribute to the outcome...but, in those prayers of complete and utter dependence on Him, something special happens.  There's something so powerful about totally releasing a stronghold, person, or circumstance to The One who knows the beginning and the end.  The One who knows how many hairs are on the head of the person I am praying for.  The One who is in every detail of every circumstance I face.  

The Word is full of so many scriptures that inform us that God is able, so why don't we (I) go to His throne more with these impossible prayers?  The Lord was so incredibly gracious to allow me to see two miracles just days after bathing in these truths.  The stuff ONLY He can do is still taking my breath away today as I write about it.  


Jesus said, "With man it is impossible, but not with God.  
For all things are possible with God."  
Mark 10:27

About a week after I received this reminder and had been praying for some pretty "impossible" things to happen, the Lord gave me something I had been missing since the middle of March...

Andrew and I just put the boys down for the night and were getting ready for bed ourselves. We had just replaced our stolen iPad with a iPad mini over the weekend and we were playing around with it.  Andrew was asking Siri what to wear the next day because our weather had been anywhere from 40 to 75 that week...gotta love Oklahoma weather!  Anyway, right after he spoke the words "What should I wear tomorrow?", our notes from our original iPad showed up on the screen of the iPad mini.  You might be thinking, "huh?!" or "what?!" right about now.  Trust me, that's exactly what we were thinking too.  Andrew immediately emailed the documents to me and as I looked everything over, it was all there.  Most of the notes from my book, my journal entries, Jack's progress notes that I have taken since his diagnosis, etc.  We just looked at each other and didn't know what to say...but, we both knew it was a miracle.  It was something ONLY God could have done.  We were not backed up to iCloud.  We didn't even know what iCloud was before all of this happened (shocking, I know.) And, yet, there it was, right in front of our eyes.  Simply amazing!

We can't explain it and it doesn't make sense, but we are completely okay with that...because we believe in His word that tells us:


God can do anything, you know--far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!  He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.  Ephesians 3:20

About a week after we got the notes back, we had the opportunity to see another sweet miracle.  I decided to take Jack's cane to school to see if he would attempt to use it again instead of his K-Walker.  We tried to get him to use in January and he wasn't too fond of it-it was used more as a sword with Will than anything else :)  When we picked him up that day, he had not tried the cane yet, so we decided to give it a shot on the way out of school.  As soon as I put the cane in front of him, he grabbed it and just took off towards the door!  It was as if  a light-bulb went off at that moment and he felt confident that if he needed the cane, it was there to help him.  We all stood there amazed, grinning ear to ear.  And again, we knew it was the Lord doing what ONLY He can do.  



So many of you know that this has been a prayer of mine since Jack was diagnosed at 9 months old.  He will be 4 years old in July and Andrew and I have prayed so many "impossible prayers" over his life the last 3 years...we are thankful to the Lord for giving us hope and for allowing us to see Him at work!

My prayer for anyone reading this is for you to be encouraged to pray the "impossible" with me. 

Pray for that job you so desire.
Pray for your marriage to be strong in the Lord.
Pray for your child to say "momma", to take a first step, to make a new friend.
Pray for your loved one to follow Jesus.  
Pray for deep relationships with others.
Pray for financial freedom.
Pray to forgive the unforgivable.  
Pray to give up a stronghold in your life.
Pray for complete healing-- emotional or physical.  

Let us never forget--
Our God is able.  Our God is stronger.  God you are higher than any other.  

Be Blessed!!

Tiffany





8 comments:

  1. Love to see God work in what seem, from our perspective, to be the impossibles. It is all for His glory and honor and we are the blessed recipients! Now that is awesome stuff!! How can one deny the work of God?

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  2. Absolutely...thanks for reminding us to pray those prayers! Love you Mom!

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  3. Please go to my church ministry website it will summarise what i want to say my family members have many miracles from instant deliverances of addictions, two year old dumb child doctors said would nt talk after using anointing water says mum, i can go on so please do.www.emmanueltv.com Or look up hungry generation blog thats the usa co ordinator am from . Jack is a testimony away and i know that if God can do it for us, will do it for u. Be blessed.

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  4. Hey, Tiffany, I'm a member of a group of 14 ladies in 12 communities in 5 states in the US and 1 community in the UK, that pray for our countries, communities, families and the Body of Christ. I started calling some of them my posse, as in prayer posse, and the name stuck. Yesterday, I knew I was to get a letter out to the prayer posse today that would have a question, but I didn't know until I was writing the letter what the question was. Here it is: "What is the most ‘out there’, seemingly impossible prayer request you want to see God answer?" Because those requests that perhaps some of us have never even put words to before is exactly what God wants to ‘do in our midst’!

    So, I googled 'Impossible Prayers' and right there before me was your blog with this little voice saying, "Pick me! Pick me!" So I did, and sent it along to the posse as the explanation God was giving them... kind of a 'for instance'!

    Thank you for listening to God and writing what you did about impossible prayers. God is able! Praying for you and your family, Tiffany.

    Sara

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  5. Dear Tiffany,
    I have been blessed by your testimony and article. I was also looking for an answer to impossible prayers. He hears our every cry.
    Susan

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  6. Thanks for the reminder
    Let us never forget--
    Our God is able. Our God is stronger. God you are higher than any other.

    Prayer in Desperate and Urgent Time
    Oh! Dear Mother of God,
    Our Lady of Conception Aparecida!

    Oh! Saint Rita of Cassia
    and Saint Jude worker of miracles
    and helper of impossible causes
    pray for me.

    Saint Expedite, Saint of urgent causes.
    Saint Edwiges the Saint of the needy,

    you know how desperate I feel,
    please ask Jesus to help me. (Here mention your request)

    May the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    be adored and glorified forever.

    Pray 1 Our Father, Hail Mary,
    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
    and to the Holy Spirit.
    As it was in the beginning,
    is now, and ever shall be,
    world without end. Amen.
    Pray for 3 days. Publish on the 3rd day. See what will happen on the 4th day.

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  7. God is always, always, always able..........

    Pray this prayer daily for 3 consecutive days, your prayer will be answered after the third day. In making your request, promise to publish this prayer (share in writing on the internet this prayer or distribute this prayer to others ).


    Holy Spirit You who make me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideals, You who gave me the Divine gift to forgive all the wrong that was done to me, and You who are in all instances in my my life. I want to Thank You for everything and confirm with you once more I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual Glory. Amen (Make request here)

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  8. Thank you Mary for interceding with your Son for us and for me in particular

    Miraculous Prayer
    Hail Mary, Mother of the Son of God, I pray to you for your help in my hour of need. Holy Mother, help me deliver my request to the Lord Jesus Christ (make your request) and send the Holy Spirit to help me make this wish a miracle. Forgive my sins and allow me to walk proudly as God’s servant. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and teacher to guide me towards the righteous way of life, Thank you and praise the Lord, Amen
    Say this prayer for 3 days then publish. Your miracle will happen

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