Thursday, July 3, 2008

Answers to Prayer #1

1 -  One time when I was about 12 years old my parents and older
siblings all went to a gymnastics meet which left me at home in charge
of my 5 year old little sister.  We were watching TV when a tornado
warning came on.  Being from Texas, we were quite used to that sort of thing,
and were not too worried.  Until the news said that it was headed
straight for Irving, which is where we lived.  I started to get
nervous and my Dad called and told us that he could see the tornado
and that it was headed straight in our direction.  He told us to get in
the bathtub and put a mattress over us.  We did as he told us too, and
as we were lying there I told my sister we should say a prayer.  I
prayed that when the tornado hit our house, we would be protected and
kept save.  Then my sweet sister said she wanted to pray, too.  She
prayed that the tornado wouldn't even come into Irving.  I thought,
"Oh no, she is going to loose her faith because the News lady said it
was coming to Irving".  We waited a little longer and nothing
happened.  Soon my Dad arrived,  and lifted the mattress from us.   He
said the tornado had past.  I'll never forget what happened next.  We
went in to watch the news and the lady said,  "A very interesting
thing happened.  The tornado had a sudden change of direction and went
directly around Irving".  My faith grew tripple fold that day.

2 - As a teenager, my father presided over our local church meetings
and he put me in charge of typing up a program for each Sunday
morning.  I would go to the church the night before to use the copy
machine.  My Dad was one of the few that had keys to the building.
One Saturday night, I borrowed his keys to go make my copies.  The
next morning as we were getting ready for church my Dad asked me for
his keys.  I couldn't find them anywhere and started to panic.  He
told me that if I could find them, they would have to change all of
the keys at th church.  I was very nervous and embarrassed that
everyone would be disappointed in me.  I was making it into a really
big deal and getting very stressed about it.  I decided to pray for
help to find them.  I knelt down at the couch and closed my eyes.
Instead of praying to find the keys I felt that I should pray to be
calm.  I felt that it was not as important as I was making it out to
be and that I need to put things into their proper perspective.  Most
of all I felt that God was not disappointed in me and loved me very
much.  I had a wonderful connection with God and felt great peace and
love.  Because I had knelt to pray in that very spot, when I opened my
eyes the keys were sitting in between the cushions right in front of

3 - When I was a teenager, I had a strict curfew and all of my friends
knew it.  I had to be home at 12:00am.  On one particular group date, we
all went to some fun water fountains in Dallas, Texas.  As it was
approaching time to be heading home, our driver dropped his keys in a
deep water feature with moving water in it.  By that time it was dark
and the water was black.  All he could do was reach his hand down with
the water all the way up to his shoulder and search for the keys.  The
time kept ticking by and still no keys were to be found.  I was
getting nervous that I would miss my curfew so I started to pray that
he could find the keys and at the same moment that I said "Amen" he
pulled up his arm and said, "I got 'em".

4 - My brother was recently married and at a family reunion he lost
his wedding ring in the grass.  He and his wife searched the whole day
trying to find it and were quite saddened that it was no where to be
found.  The next day, I went to my mom's house and he was there with a
metal detector getting ready to go search some more.  A little while
after he left, I had the feeling that I should get my 3 year old
daughter and pray for him.  I asked her if she wanted to pray for her
uncle to find his ring and she said, "Yes".  She said a very short and
simple prayer and in the exact moment we were finishing, my brother
called to tell us he had just found it.

more to come:)

1 comment:

Liji and Christina Waite said...

I am the little sister in this story, and I would just like to add my testimony to that of my sisters that I know that my prayer was answered that day. Many may ask, Was it just a coincidence? No it was not. Heavenly Father lives. He loves us and is right there waiting to help us, and all we have to do is ask. He will not force us to come unto him, it has to be our choice. But when you do you will find that you will be blessed in miraculous ways.