Power of prayer: Niagara’s waters


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Power of prayer: Niagara's waters

My son Robert, on the precipice of power on the Canadian Falls.

Emerald water look like thick glass, inviting tourists to dip a toe — or even take a swim. The alluring beauty of Niagara Falls belies its power — 6 million cubic feet flows in an irresistible current every minute over the crest. One-hundred-and-sixty-five feet below, as it pounds into the whirling pool, it raises a relentless thunder and mists that bathes people for 100 yards away.

Niagara Falls

Water leaping from the heights pounds the poor below, raising mists over 200 feet into the air, drenching tourists. Note the boat at the bottom that fits 200 passengers.

Behind the beauty lies true power.

Many look at prayer as a beautiful thing. They fail to perceive its weight of crushing power. Nations have been overturned. Darkness has ceded to radiant light. The onward rush of worldliness has been diverted, the press of sin blunted. Why? Because of prayer.

Horseshoe FallsOh look! How beautiful! She prays!

To the contrary, look, how powerful: she prays.

In a material world where we are taught to measure scientifically with our five senses, we can forget entirely the unmeasurable life-changing power of prayer. Just because a prayer experiment would be impossible (with one group that receives prayer and the other that does not), we tend to dismiss it.

Where science leaves off, faith picks up and continue to describe the reality of our multi-faceted existence. Pray today! Effect change. Don’t miss the power behind the beauty of prayer.

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24 responses to “Power of prayer: Niagara’s waters

  1. A beautiful–powerful!–post. The analogy with the Falls is so apt I got goosebumps.

  2. Absolutely beautiful and reminder of God’s beautiful creation! I would love to see it in person one day.

  3. Where science leaves off, FAITH picks up! Love that!

  4. Awesome encouragement to keep praying! I have always wanted to see Niagara….maybe one day! thanks

  5. Awesome post, prayer rocks!

  6. Such a beautiful post, thank you for sharing.

  7. Beautiful post. Prayer changes things. Prayer changes us. Prayer works! It should never be neglected, but an integral part of the Christian life.

    Pray without ceasing. Men ought always to pray and not to faint.

    Call unto me and I will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.

    Prayer goes straight to the heart of God. He hears every prayer.

  8. When I see something like that, I always see God’s wonders in nature. He is awesome and shows it to us in many ways.

  9. Reblogged this on Amorelle – Just Keeping it Real and commented:
    The true beauty of Prayer…

  10. Yes, there is power in prayer, although we don’t always get the answer we pray for. Tuesday a wonderful soldier for Christ lost his battle with leukemia. He was only 36. He leaves behind his wife and three young children, lots of friends, and two ministries. Many people prayed for his recovery. I know God has a plan, but if there is truly power in prayer it makes one wonder why this beloved disciple wasn’t healed.

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