I know that God can save to the uttermost because it wasn’t that long ago that my wife, Cindy, cried out to God in pain, “Save my husband! Save my marriage!”
I can almost feel the pain as she asked God to free me from the addictions that were ripping our marriage apart and killing me. Drugs, alcohol, lust, and tobacco had taken over my life. Everyone told her to give up … he will never change.
I praise God that she didn’t give up on God or me. She made the decision to pray until God gave her a miracle, and God did work a miracle! I am an ordained pastor in God’s last-day church because of those relentless prayers.
Of course there are lots of other miracles that took place for that to happen, but one thing I know for sure. It all happened because of my wife’s relentless prayers.
The past several months God has impressed me to pray for my brothers and sisters around the world who are bringing their prayer requests to the “We Pray” personal online prayer room.
I feel the pain in their hearts as they pray for their spouses to join them in worship with our wonderful, loving God. I sense their desperation as they pray for children who have strayed far away from God and His remnant church. I can sense the fear they have for family and friends who are under the bondage of Satan and held tight by addictions. I can almost hear them shaking heaven as they pray, “Dear Lord, save them! Please save them!”
Then my heart leaps for joy because I know He can and I know He will answer their prayers! Hebrews 7:25 tells us, “Wherefore He is able to save to the uttermost.” There is no problem too big for Him.
Right now, He is waiting on you to send up those prayers for your marriage, for your children, and for your humanly impossible situations. Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. You might be one prayer away from a miracle.
By Rick Mercer, Pastor, Morganton, North Carolina
Note: To view this week’s prayer requests for the world church, please click here!