A 13 Year Old Prayer Angel
By the grace of God, I made it through both Sunday services. It was all I could do to not fall apart emotionally the entire first service due to my extreme nerve pain. Afterwards, I made my way as quickly as possible to my church office to catch my breath. I wasn’t in there but a few minutes before I lost it. I knew I was long overdue for another cleansing cry. I also knew I was desperate for as much prayer as possible.
While laying flat on my back I was blessed by the prayers of two of my leaders. Afterwards, they helped me get to my feet and seated. Shortly thereafter I was visited by another family very dear to me. Another prayer warrior came in and prayed for me. Then, her 13 year old granddaughter asked, “Before we leave can I pray for you?” I’m like, “absolutely!”
Much like my youngest son this young lady has always been extra special to me. In fact, I still credit her with reaching basically her entire family for Christ. Honestly, I don’t remember every word she prayed, but I know the prayer worked. I could tell she had full confidence that God would hear and honor every word she earnestly uttered in Jesus name. After all, in the past 2 1/2 years alone she has seen God answer many of her prayers in miracle fashion.
When she was just 10 years old her 39 year old dad’s life was saved through triple bypass surgery. She has also seen since that miracle day her entire household family come to Christ, be baptized, and become actively involved in ministry to others. It didn’t matter what her age was because her faith in what she was praying was very strong. I would encourage us all to never underestimate the faith of a child because it’s those with a true childlike faith that can call down heaven to earth.
“He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-4)