This first chapter is called Becoming Prayer Saturated.
The central theme is this: Praying together as a family is one of the best investments you will ever make. She gives four reasons why this is so:
1. Praying together strengthens and heals.
2. Praying together impacts future generations.
3. Praying together ignites nationwide revival.
4. Praying together shapes young lives.
So I piecing together what I think about some of these thoughts.
I am fully on board with point 1, 2 and 4. I can easily see the truth of these statements. I query number 3. If the point is to have a prayer saturated family I don't understand how that will lead to nationwide revival. How can one family praying spark a nationwide revival? I know that families praying together can change neighbourhoods. I know this. I read about it. I have seen how the prayer of one family for another makes a difference...in the lives of both families. I just have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of one family prayers being able to influence the trend of a nation.
So perhaps that means that my mind is too small to conceive the idea... or that my belief in God is too small... or perhaps that I don't really see the strength of prayer... or that it just isn't possible.
But yet I know that with God all things are possible ... if one has the faith and if it be the Lord's will.
So who I am to say that the faithful prayer of one family isn't just what God is requiring in order to start a revival in our land?
Thinking that makes me see just how small I sometimes make God.
How small and unimportant I make talking with him.
When prayer, it can change the world.
Prayer isn't small.
And the God we talk to...he isn't small either.
He changes the world.
Query is this: Am I prepared to help him? To do my part? Despite my lack of seeing the big picture? Can I believe that my prayers can help to change the world?