Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"Greasing" The Way In Prayer

Have you ever heard such a phrase ~ greasing the way in prayer? I had not ~ until this past Sunday when an African man with the most beautiful of British accents shared how he and his wife took Bibles into their homeland that desperately needed the Word of God. He said, and I quote, "We greased the way in prayer."

You would have to hear Raphael speak ~ you would have to hear him pray ~ you would have to hear him sing ~ to completely grasp the tremendous inner beauty he possesses. It was nothing short of angelic to listen to him speak of how he and his wife had prayed and prayed that Bibles be provided so that they could go into Africa to distribute them to their people. How God provided 64 Bibles ~ and no one was even aware of the prayer request. How the Bibles traveled without any problems through customs. How 400 people showed up for the church meeting. How 200 people made decisions. How 64 of those folk received a Bible. How they felt as if they had been given the greatest possession they could ever receive. And the entire event was "greased in prayer."

Prayer ~ it is not utilized as much as it should. Oh the power of prayer. It rests the weary. It changes night to day. It enables us to forgive ~ to fight temptation ~ to praise our God of the universe ~ to protect us ~ and the list could go on and on. How often do we grease our lives in prayer? Our children’s lives? Our country? And that list could go on and on too.

May we be as Raphael and grease the way ~ whatever way that may be ~ in prayer.

7 Thoughts On The Matter:

bopeep said...

I haven't hear 'Greasing the Way' either, but I like that. Pray does change things, we all just need to do it more and believe.
Prayers, Bo

karin said...

I've heard of prepping the way in prayer, but this is the first I've heard greasing the way! Sure makes things easier if we prepare everything in prayer!! Thanks for sharing these thoughts!

Marsha said...

I've never heard that before! What a wonderful post on prayer. Yes, let us be greasing the way.

Thank you for your continued prayers. I leave out from my folks around 6 a.m. Wednesday. Hopefully I'll be home by about 8 p.m.

I'll be back to finish reading your other posts soon so I can get caught up with what's going on with you.

Blessings to you this day.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this, as we must never forget prayer!

Abounding Treasures said...

I'd never heard the expression *greasing the way* but it fits :o)

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story of God's grace and His answer to prayer!


Sue said...

I like that term, too. Prayer is something tangible, not just something we say and forget, with no expectation for an answer.

Anonymous said...

Humm, very interesting my sister friend! God is so amazing!
Your sister friend,
Bren (Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path)