Effective prayer

We don't have to hope for help from God. We can learn how to pray effectively and be confident of healing.

Original in French

Why do people's prayers sometimes seem ineffective? In the Bible, the Gospel of Matthew tells us that one day Christ Jesus' disciples found themselves facing essentially this same question. There lived a man whose son had been suffering for a long time from what appeared to be epilepsy. When the man knew that the disciples were in the area, he took his son to them, hoping the boy would be healed through their prayers. The disciples prayed for the child, but there was no healing.

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January 11, 1993
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