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Here's a message that will bring you chills.
Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then
just put it on a list and said, "I'll pray for them later?"
Or has anyone ever called you and said, "I need you to
pray for me, I have this need?" Read the following
story that was sent to me and may it change the way
what you may think about prayer and also the way you
You will be blessed by this.

A missionary on Furlough told this true story while
visiting his home church in Michigan.

"While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every
two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby
city for supplies.

This was a journey of two days and required camping
overnight at the halfway point. On one of these journeys, I arrived
in the city where I planned to collect money from a bank,
purchase medicine and supplies, and then begin my two-day journey
back to the field hospital.

Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one
of whom had been seriously injured. I treated him for his
injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord.
I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and arrived
home without incident. Two weeks later I repeated my journey.
Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I
had treated.

He told me that he had known I carried money and
medicines. He said, 'Some friends and I followed you into the
jungle, knowing you would camp overnight. We planned to kill

you and take your money and drugs. But just as we were about to
move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26
armed guards.
At this, I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone
in that jungle campsite. The young man pressed the point,
however, and said, 'No, sir, I was not the only person to see the
guards. My five friends also saw them, and we all counted them.
It was because of those guards that we were afraid and
left you alone.'

At this point in the sermon, one of the men in the
congregation jumped to his feet and interrupted the missionary and
asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened..... The
missionary told the congregation the date, and the man who
interrupted told him this story:

"On the night of your incident in Africa, it was morning
here and I was preparing to go play golf. I was about to putt
when I felt the urge to pray for you. In fact, the urging of the
Lord was so strong, I called men in this church to meet with me
here in the sanctuary to pray for you. Would all of those men
who met with me on that day stand up?"

The men who had met together to pray that day stood up.
The missionary wasn't concerned with who they were, he was too
busy counting how many men he saw.

There were 26.

This story is an incredible example of how the Spirit of
the Lord moves in mysterious ways. If you ever hear such
prodding, go along with it. Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except
the gates of hell.

I encourage you to forward this to as many people that you
know. If we all take it to heart, we can turn this world
toward God once again. As the above true story clearly
illustrates, wow "with God all things are possible"

More importantly, how God hears and answers the prayers of
the faithful.

After you read this, please pass it on and give God thanks
for the beautiful gift of your faith, for the powerful gift of
prayer, and for the many miracles He works in your own
daily life...and then pass it on.

Who says God does not work in mysterious ways?
I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today.
To guide you and protect you as you go along your way.... His
love is always with you, His promises are true, And when we
give Him our cares you know He will see us through. So when the
road you're traveling on seems difficult at best, Just remember
I'm here praying, and God will do the rest.

Pass this on to those whom you want God to bless and let's all just keep on praying....because friend prayer works!