Prayer at work

By Barbara Doig

I recently heard that the 19th-century preacher D.L. Moody was known for having a prayer list of 100 names of non-believers. He prayed daily for them to come to faith. As they believed he ticked off their names. At the time of his death, ninety-six had come to Christ. The remaining four believed at his funeral!

This challenged me greatly, so I started a list of non-believers, and it keeps on growing. I find it a discipline to pray daily. Sometimes it is simply bringing all their names to the Lord, other times I pray more specifically for family groups or individuals. Some names stand out as people in whom God is at work.

Recently I went to visit two of those individuals. One lady asked me a question regarding my faith concerning a health condition I’m facing. In conversation with a neighbour, matters of faith came up quite naturally. Both these people had been somewhat opposed to Christianity. I was amazed and then realised prayer is paving the way. Praise the Lord, I look forward to what he is going to do in the days ahead.



This first appeared in Serving Asia magazine, featuring New Zealand news and prayer resources. If you would like to sign up to receive Serving Asia three times a year, click on the link below.

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Written by Barbara Doig

Barbara served with OMF Thailand from 1975-94.

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