0 comments. Becky and I aren’t even sure they want us to keep our faith on the line about their situation. The Saturday afternoon during the retreat a group of guys decided to take a short hike to the top of a nearby ridge. Thank you St. Joseph for always answering my prayers and being there for me in times of need. We didn’t really have heavy coats on, and several guys began getting cold. It was then Bob told me that, when he had become aware of the imminent cold front the previous evening, he prayed that he would be given some warm clothes during the retreat. After a minute or so of this I knew what to say. If we can believe in our heart that what we say will come to pass, Jesus said we’ll have what we say. This beautiful Psalm of David presents an elegant example of how we are to give thanks and to share our testimonies with others. A short time later he was found face down in a snow drift. He's 88 and was Find all the Catholic prayers for your needs today. Although very drowsy he responded to all commands. She told us he had believed God for this promotion and she wanted us to pray that he would get it back. Prayed to Padre Pio very earnestly one night, next morning decided to resign, then 20 min. When Becky and I prayed with the kids at night we’d say, “Nothing will come of it.” When this person would come to my mind as I was going about my business I’d say out loud, “Nothing will come of it.” Let me interject something here. Within five or ten minutes after this very simple prayer headlights approached the freezing group. One of the most amazing things that can come from prayer is the cleansing of the soul, forgiveness of sins … Immediate healing. I thought nothing more about it till later. I am a testimony of his good work. Well, about three weeks later, it happened. You can see then that ignoring or avoiding the leading of the spirit would make it difficult to receive answers to prayer. SIN: Psalm 66:18: If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. Thank you – My Prayers are Answered So much has happened over the last few weeks. We couldn’t even find the trail, and one guy poorly dressed started to get frostbite. He’s 88 and was taking his normal daily walk around his home in Wisconsin one cold day in winter. There is no doubt in any the minds of the attending physicians and among my family that God blessed us with a tremendous miracle. I was on an ACTS team one time when the group of retreatants were getting ready to go outside for a while as part of the ACTS retreat (details are purposely omitted). He recognized all family in the room. The morning came and the doctors we amazed by my progress. Jesus said that if we’d do certain things the answer to our prayers was guaranteed: Mark 11:23 … whosoever shall say … and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe (Believe what?gm) that those things which he saith shall come to pass; (What will happen?gm) he shall have whatsoever he saith. Amazing how God answers prayer. Do any of you have testimonies of answered prayers / astounding results from your prayers to Saint Jude Thaddeus the apostle? The number one area in which Christians harden their hearts is finances. Let me share with you a story that physicians at a hospital in Marshfield WI are labeling a miracle. It is so awesome to be part of an answer to a prayer. Pray a Thanksgiving Rosary. I don’t know how long God plans to keep him around but I am very thankful for the prayers of everyone. I had been searching for a job for a year and a half with no luck. When he saw it was a person he called the station and activated EMS. Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.” I know you will give me and my partner the victory and let our relationship last a lifetime. Promotion I remember the thought came to me, ‘I hope they didn’t lay her off already, cause if they did I’m gonna look really stupid.’ but I just kept saying, “Nothing will come of it,” because that’s what I knew in my heart. I prayed to St. Mary and she intervened in my life through HER prayers. I knelt beside the bed, Becky stood on the other side and I prayed quietly in the spirit trying to see what my heart said about our friends situation, trying to determine what I could believe. Followers of Jesus have had different understandings about many things, but all true Christians agree that Jesus Christ is a revelation of God in the flesh. EMS arrived seconds later and had to shock my father-in-law 3 times before getting a pulse. Prayers answered (a testimony of the Divine Mercy) Karenanna February 23, 2012, 9:41am #1. I think God orchestrated the whole thing to show our little group that He was very real, and totally capable of meeting our every need. I’m looking to see, in Jesus words, what I believe will come to pass, what my heart says will come to pass. More seriously, the company was willing to mirror up to Obama’s evil agenda; including helping execute “end of life” eugenics, death-panel services. Prayer answered, done and dusted. One person said that they were talking about permanent lay offs for people at her job and she wanted us to pray about that…, that she wouldn’t be laid off. A park ranger pulled up and had us all pile in his jeep. I had a spare jacket in my car so I fetched it. A Remarkable Story of Answered Prayer Posted on: March 19, 2009 This morning as I was writing an article for Turning Points and working on a sermon, I found an old book entitled “Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers to Prayer” by S. B. Shaw, printed in 1893. Before the Novena was over, I received the good news about my admission. I was so happy that even though it is just my ID, I was so important to me and my Prayer was indeed answered. Finally, I knew and I began to say, “Nothing will come of it.” The next Sunday this person wasn’t in church, I remember because I had looked forward to telling her, “Nothing will come of it.” The following Sunday she was there and I said to her, “Finally three weeks later I have your answer, ‘Nothing will come of it.’” She opened her mouth and started to say something but then changed her mind. I believe the Holy Spirit dropped those words into his mouth, knowing what we needed, and God wanted to happen. A few years ago I was bluntly and wonderfully shown how wrong I was. Douglas and Glenda's Answered Prayer. Was job offer to fill good-paying position in my field for national firm (with none of the moral or unprofessional problems). But, I stand here today, confessing my love for You Abba, for the blessings You continue to pour out and for showing me that faith in You is so worth it. Some Christians who’ve hardened their heart to God are so far gone they’ve convinced themselves that God does answer their prayers, when it’s really the prayer of their pastor or some faithful Christian friend, on their behalf, that is getting answered. As an adult, the idea of praying the rosary every day seemed daunting. This was an evangelical group, but not a particularly charismatic group of guys. He meant to perceive in your heart that something is so. I know that I was amazed, and I am pretty sure we all were. Earlier, the day of our visit, they had tried some type of medicine which was usually used to fight cancer or something like that, but the fever had still not gone down when we arrived. As a Catholic school principal, I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to share the Family Eucharistic Holy Hour and especially The Divine Mercy Chaplet in motion with the Holy Trinity School community. I tried to pray but couldn’t really hear from my heart about that situation, so I prayed some religious sounding prayer out of my head. Who livest and reignest, worldwithour end.Thank you my husband started his new job today. I’ve done it. This story … 1 Timothy 5:17 NLT Elders who do their work well should be paid well, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching. Bob said yes and thanked me. Lord, Jesus Christ, who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph, didst consecrate domestic life by Thine ineffable virtues; grant that both may be taught by the example of Thy Holy Family and may attain to its everlasting fellowship. We asked if we could pray and the friend agreed and seemed genuinely thankful even though at best a nominal Christian. What I came to understand was that when Jesus said, “believe” he meant know in your heart. A couple months back, at the end of the Sunday service, I asked if anyone wanted prayer for anything. I could give you more examples but that’s enough for now. God answers prayers! I believed it will return. The reverence and awe I saw on my children's faces and in their actions as they prayed, sang and participated in the hand motions touched my heart. (NIV) I, Douglas, often have had a hard time believing that God's purpose includes me. The physicians did more tests and decided to remove the vent. And as a testimony to ourselves, each other and the world of his kingdom’s rule. While we don't know what causes God to answer prayer, we strive to pray from a place of authenticity and humility. Some of my prayers that have not been answered are: 1) my daughter and step son need to heal their relationship, my children to return to the Catholic church and my grandchildren to get baptized, confirmed, and make their first communion in the church, my step children to return to church, my husband and I to find a home with some land out of town that we can afford and to sell the house … Prayer is a powerful tool, if used properly. Many Catholics naturally think of St. Jude, apostle and brother of Jesus, when they think of a patron saint for impossible causes.Jude, long confused with Judas Iscariot, was so unpopular for many centuries that the pious legend went that if you asked … The same prodding on the inside that says, “Tell him you’re sorry,” or “Don’t be anxious,” lets me know what will come to pass. I spoke to him later in the day to express my prayer and support for him. Let me give you a few examples. But for the next several days I searched my heart trying to find what my heart had to say about this persons situation, what I could believe would come to pass when I said it. At first nobody was that concerned because we felt confident we could find the way down to our cabins. FREE Catholic Books Get FREE Catholic Books with answers to all your Catholic related questions. 18 For the Scripture says, “Do not keep an ox from eating as it treads out the grain.” And in another place, “Those who work deserve their pay!”, Posted on August 31, 2011 | Permalink Hello brothers and sisters and friends, I just finished a novena to Saint Jude (no answer yet), patron of hopeless causes, and I’m doing daily prayer to him for my intentions now. I came to understand that believing is the same thing we do when we’re trying to walk in the spirit, trying to walk in love, or forgiveness, for example. Paul 6 October 2018 I’ve been praying for the salvation of my family for years now and I always include that in my Prayer and Fasting faith goals. Being from Alabama, none of us were appropriately dressed for extremely cold winter nights. The first person to see him was the City’s Fire Chief who was on his way home early because of the bad weather. We all face extraordinary circumstances from time to time. Some people ask for prayer and you never see them again. A review of the police report indicated he was lying in that snow bank face down for approximately 15 minutes. The Christian faith has existed since the time that Jesus Christ was on earth. This friend had been in the hospital for several days, with a very high fever that wouldn’t go down. I know you will bring to a complete end all spiritual attack against us. ©Robert Cheaib/flickr.com. But hey, if you’re okay with robbing God it’s easy to lie to yourself about a lot of other things too. At one point Bob let it be known that he was suffering from a serious illness. – Margie, Victory Makati . Share your testimonies of moments when prayer has made a difference in the world around you, or times when answered prayers have changed your life. The weather had turned notably colder than most of the men expected and a number of guys did not bring a jacket or any warm clothes. It strengthened my faith in a powerful way, and really shocked the guy who prayed it, because he more than most of us would not typically think of God answering so specifically, so quickly. Before St.Mary’s intervention: I wanted huge scores in my 12TH standard results. I was being patient for the right opportunity. He had just received a promotion at work, but there had been some complaints because he hadn’t been at the company as long as some other people and the promotion had been taken away. As Becky says, WHOOO HOOOO! In the New Testament, God Himself through His son Jesus Christ told us prayer will always be answered, if we ask and fervently believe “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24) and that promise is true today. I want to share a few testimonies of answered prayer. During this time the Fire Chief went to my mother-in-law’s home, explained what occurred and took her to the hospital. That’s his promotion.’ So we said that. In his final moments, Jesus forgave the theif and allowed him to be saved forever. The prayer chain went out that night and my parents, who maintain a strong Catholic faith, never left my side. At one station we were asked to give God our burdens in the form of a prayer request. Vicky’s face swelled up overnight on the left side. God answered my prayers in 2011, when my mother and younger sister accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I told him I was glad that I had picked him out of the crowd to provide the use of my spare jacket. I came to see that, “believing” is the very same thing we do when we’re trying to be led by the spirit, when we’re trying to receive direction from the spirit in some area of our life. We have been advised to handle these times by seeking God in prayer and fasting, to be especially attentive to his words, and the working of the Holy Spirit. Once, when I was a freshman in college (1992) I was with a group of guys who had traveled to Northern Alabama to a state park in the mountains. People in Alabama probably don’t know what parkas are. Recent list of testimonies of people whose prayers/needs have been answered by the Lord Jesus. The challenge before me: But towards… I got a consulting job that is to become a permanent position. My mother-in-law asked the neurologist to call my daughter (who is also a neurologist) to inform her on what was happening. If your Rosary often starts with a list of … This was a great lesson to me, and all of us, on God’s ability to answer prayer for His children in times of great need. One ridicules Jesus, while the other asks to be forgiven. I prayed in the spirit for a little bit trying to see what my heart said about the situation. I was a student when all this took place. So I stood up and said, because I knew in my heart, (Not in my head, my head said I was being ridiculous. So here’s how I’ve learned to pray. Sure, you can pray it all in 25 minutes — if you go fast. This is part four of, God Wants To Answer Your Prayers. I wrote a report to the MTA subway and 3 weeks later, I received a claim stub to get my ID. – Dt, Victory Fort Bonifacio. Wait On The LORD #3, His name through faith in his name, Video, Wait On The LORD #2, Because of your unbelief, video, God Wants To Answer Your Prayers 2.0, Video, Whatever We Decree In Jesus Name He Will Do It. The first sign of hope happened after the priest concluded and a nurse saw my father-in-law turn his head and move his lips almost to say thank you. This particular person is and has been extremely faithful to our church and so it’s easy for Becky and I to keep praying about her situation. after making decision got phone call. A few hours later intensivist asked her to call the family because the prognosis was not good. I remember reading testimonies of signs and wonders with the picture of Divine mercy in their homes. Once I know what my spirit is saying, once I know what I believe will come to pass, then I just say it, and like Jesus said I have what I say. By all accounts my father-in-law should be dead. The neurologist came in and performed a few tests and said he would not recover and when the family arrives they would need to make a decision on when to remove the vent. He thought it was a snowman that had fallen until his car got closer. When I first started studying the Jewish background of the New Testament, (Jesus was Jewish, attended synagogue, taught from the Hebrew Bible, was called rabbi by his disciples, spoke Hebrew. ... Mumbai Catholic Charismatic Renewal So it all begins with believing in your heart. If so, could you kindly share them? They put an endo tube in him and O2 and took him to the hospital. Padre Pio rocks! Who writes again and again on our hearts his miracle testimonies Of transformed lives, answered prayers and changed perspectives Each of us has countless stories to tell of his goodness. Our God is the God of the impossible. When I was applying to doctoral programs for the second time, I did the St. Joseph thirty day Novena and I got into the program of my choice. You can see how hardening your heart to God would also keep you from believing that what you say will come to pass. The same urging that tells me, “Go this way,” or “Don’t go that way,” tells me, that I have the thing. You can understand why it would be almost impossible to receive if you refused to walk in the spirit. ... Testimonies testimonies real inspirational answered prayers God's answer ccr Mumbai Catholic Charismatic Renewal | (CCR) About Us Prayer Groups Chairman’s Message YU4C Calendar. Answered Prayers Click on the Title to view the Stories of Prayers Answered by God Let me share with you a story that physicians at a hospital in Marshfield WI are labeling a miracle. There is a chance that nothing will change, yet there is a chance that God will hear your prayer and answer it in a way that would astound us all. Relationships Testimonies Revelation of God I came across an enriching experience with GOD that changed my life and myself from a complete negative personality to positive one. A priest was summoned to do last rights. Prayer, the lifting of the mind and heart to God, plays an essential role in the life of a devout Catholic. Copyright 2017 | CatholicsConnection.org | All Rights Reserved. I will keep praying. Jesus said that if we’d do certain things the answer to our prayers was guaranteed: Mark 11:23 … whosoever shall say … and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe (Believe what?gm) that those things which he saith shall come to pass; (What will happen?gm) he shall have whatsoever he saith. Just before the group ventured outside of the retreat building, I saw a small cluster of retreatants who did not have any jackets or warm clothes and walked up to one of them (more or less at random) and asked him if he needed a jacket. Hopelessness began to set in, and we knew there was silence throughout the park. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High." An unusually sizable amount of snow had fallen which made the mountains beautiful and enchanting. He said his throat was sore. How Jesus taught his disciples, and us, to do the works of the Kingdom of God. As a professional and faithful Catholic, I had had enough. If this website has blessed you spiritually then help keep it going by donating some food for the ox. ), that the thing which I said would come to pass, “The fever is leaving, they’ll send you home in the morning.” Becky, put herself into agreement with me according to Matthew 18:19, and so she said, “The fever is leaving, they’ll send you home in the morning.” And that’s what happened, the fever left and they sent our friend home in the morning. At our Church, we had a Lenten worship experience called ‘sacred space’ that was a guided audio tour through a maze that promoted praise, reflection and peace. Without a life of Catholic prayer, we risk losing the life of grace in our souls, grace that comes to us first in baptism and later chiefly through the other sacraments and through prayer itself (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2565). It was very painful. A few hours later they removed his tube. If God has a plan, nothing can stop him, as it says in Isaiah 46:10: "My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please." By all accounts my father-in-law should be dead. Although the trails were well marked, and we left in plenty of sunlight, it began to get dark as we were descending the mountain. Believing, being led by the spirit, walking in the spirit are all the same thing. Praise God! Saint Jude, even though things aren’t looking too good right now, I know that you are going to intercede for me and get my prayer answered! When you are in a challenging moment, remember answered prayers in your own lives and the lives of those around you. These prayers include: Powerful Catholic Prayers for Protection , Powerful Catholic Prayers for Help, Most Powerful Catholic Prayer for Intentions, Most Powerful Prayer for a Miracle, The… The leader of our group eventually, after great desperation, had the frazzled freezing group stop for a very simple prayer. Recently I realized I could no longer work at a company due to the erratic behavior of (and unprofessional treatment from) my boss. Most of us have no confidence in prayer, but Jesus taught that God wants to answer our prayers. As I was praying for maybe five or ten-seconds, it came into my heart, ‘He’ll keep his promotion. All work the same way. Sin is a primary reason … If you’re ready for God to answer your prayer for the miraculous to be at work in your life, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, I open my heart wide to receive the love of God. Anyway, three or four weeks later this person asked to give a testimony at church. A few days later we learned he’d been given back his promotion. Prayer testimonials are true stories of the transformative power of prayer. Hours later he was sitting up and playing cribbage. I first check on the inside, in my heart, in my spirit, to see what my heart says about the situation. Stories of answered prayers can strengthen our faith and offer hope and reassurance. This caused a scurry of activity and the intensivist returned but unfortunately my father was not able to respond to any further commands. They weren’t big on signs and wonders -very intellectual. I prayed to St.Mary and promised to testify about HER if I got one. We can never do anything to deserve God's answers to our prayers. She said that a few weeks before she had been permanently laid off but she just kept saying what we had prayed, “Nothing will come of it,” and she had just been called back to work that week after a three week layoff. She did not know what had caused this, and was very alarmed by the development. An urgent request went out from family members for prayers. Several months ago Becky and I went to the hospital to pray for a friend who had become very dangerously infected as the result of a fairly routine, doctor’s office, medical procedure. When the Chief turned my father-in-law over he knew who he was (small town), searched for a pulse but could not find one. In that conversation he indicated there was no brain stem activity. I will refer to him as ‘Bob’. I want to share a few testimonies of answered prayer. People from all over the world have claimed to receive miraculous answers to their prayers. He coded again and required one more round of the paddles. The doctors had tried different medicines but nothing worked. A severely impacted wisdom tooth. Know in your heart, then speak with your mouth, is the secret to answered prayer. I will continue to trust in You and know that You are the one, true living God! Face it, being okay with the idea of robbing God is pretty much the definition of a hardened heart and most American Christians, over 95%, are God robbers, which probably explains why they have such difficulty getting their prayers answered. However, as darkness set in, we became completely lost in a frozen mountainside. Wow! The next morning during rounding my father-in-law opened his eyes and asked for a notepad. We stumbled across a dirt roadway that we felt was probably not being used. A few years ago I finally understood what Jesus meant when he said believe in your heart and this understanding has transformed my prayer life and allowed me to pray much more effectively. And today we choose to bring them together for his precious names’ sake. He prayed very simply, “God we know that even now you could have a park ranger come and pick us up.” But, none of us really believed that was going to ever happen. A couple weeks ago after church someone asked for prayer for their son. "I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. ), the most surprising thing was the importance of charity in Judaism. | He had his long term and short term memory (with the exception of the incident). I wrote down that I was asking God for a job. Forty-five minutes is a big chunk of time for parents especially after the kids are in bed and you finally have some silence.