Signs of the Times

The Reverend Kenneth Budd in Woman's Weekly London, England. [Reprinted by permission of Fleetway Publications Ltd.]

We have all heard it said that prayer is work and work well done is prayer. Certainly there is much truth in this, but I wonder if we always fully realise that prayer, however "passive" or quiet it may be, represents Power. What I mean is that there is no such thing as a useless or "wasted" prayer, as long as it is offered in accordance with the spirit of God's revelation in Jesus Christ.

I have recently been reading again some of the writings of a Christian doctor who has a profound belief in prayer, and particularly in the promise of our Lord about the power of prayer in healing. He is constantly saying that we must take seriously the Lord's promise: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do" (St. John 14:12). "Isn't that a colossal thought?" says the doctor.

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March 9, 1968

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