Found this testimony on a blog called: Prayer Exhortations – Dr. Terry Peters
“The man had a metal brace on his short leg. I figured the Lord could not heal him while the brace was on. I escorted the man to the bathroom so he could remove the three inch lift. He limped severely back to his seat. I knew the Lord healed people because I had seen it at Morris’ home prayer meeting. I lifted the man’s legs and prayed in the name of Jesus and nothing happened. I prayed in tongues for this man’s healing and again nothing happened. I felt new boldness in my spirit and declared under my breath: OK, God, I did my part. Now do yours! Immediately the man’s leg grew out and the man could walk on his own–without a brace–without a limp. The girl was crippled due to an Achilles tendon cut in her feet. She was immediately healed when I prayed for her.
The Lord got all the glory for healing those two people. And many lives were changed that night when they were touched by the power of the Holy Spirit. But I would have never been so bold if Morris had not empowered me with the tools of fervent prayer. If you have already prayed, well go pray some more!
This summer on my way to work I saw a Kay Jewelers sign on the highway that said “pray for rain.” It was an advertisement, but at the same time I know it hadn’t been just chance. I was thinking about it all day. When I got home, my friend who was living with me told me that while he was working in the hallway in my house he was listening to a worship song about rain and started to ask God for rain in his life. He said it started to rain in the hallway and he could physically feel it falling on him and saw it with his eyes open. It was a huge God-encounter for him. That night at youth group, the first 2 worship songs were asking God for rain.
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Last spring my mom was at the Jesuit retreat center and she went to an area with picnic benches to be alone and pray. She saw that it looked like rain was coming and her heart kinda sunk. She thought “God if you want you can make it not rain on me, but even if it does rain, I don’t care if I come back soaking wet, I need to be here and pray.” The rain came closer and closer and she wasn’t getting wet. After a while she saw that there were puddles of water on all the picnic benches around her yet she didn’t get wet through the whole storm.
This makes me think of the scripture in Zechariah “ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain” and also the verses in James chapter 5 about the fervent effectual prayer of a righteous man, that Elijah was a man just like us with the same weaknesses, and he prayed that it wouldn’t rain and it didn’t rain for three and half years. Then he prayed that it would rain and it rained.