When God’s People Pray – Part II

God has gifted His people with a very powerful tool.  He has given us the gift of prayer.  The Bible is full of instances where God moved when His people prayed.  Take the Biblical examples below:

Bible Examples of Answered Prayer

  1. The Sun and Moon Stood Still when Joshua Prayed

Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.  And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel.

  1. Esther Given Favor and the Israelites Saved After Prayer and Fasting

Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish. Esther 4:16

We all know that God did indeed give Esther favor with the King and through the people's prayers and fasting the entire nation of people was saved!

  1. God Demonstrated His Power when Elijah Prayed

Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.  Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.  And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God. 1 Kings 18: 37-39

  1. God Gave Hannah a Son After She Prayed

Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.  1 Samuel 1:20

The same God who answered all of these prayers is the same God we serve today.  God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).  In Him there is no shadow of turning (James 1:17).  So, when we pray, God yet hears and He yet answers the prayers of His People!

Take a look at the Praise Reports that are coming in since we launched the C.H. Mason Upper Room Prayer Chamber:

Modern Day Examples of Answered Prayer

Praise Report – I Was Healed!

I asked for prayer for a chronic condition that I believed to be a sinus infection that had become severe. My doctor has had a difficult time diagnosing it (even with the cat scan results)and had just recently recommended me to go to a specialist for more tests. The condition had been on going and persistent for at least 6 months and caused severe pain to the entire right side of my face-first periodically but by last week it had intensified and affected me nearly 12-hours a day-it was becoming unbearable and I was over medicating myself to help manage pain.The day after I submitted my prayer request to the Upper Room on line, I woke up the next morning feeling better than I'd felt in 6 months. One week later-all of the symptoms are gone! Thank you for the prayers-through which I was healed. Thanks be to God for my healing!

-  I. Hunter, From C.H. Mason Upper Room Prayer Chamber


I want to give my praise report, on September 25, 2013 I ask for prayer for generational curses broken in the McDuffie/Tyler family. I was waiting for results from a biopsy on my left breast I received the report today no abnormalities, no cancer cells, no high risk cells of cancer, and I thank God because he is my healer and I think God for the healing of the women in my family from cancer of any kind especially breast cancer thank you Jesus

-  Ora Budd, From C.H. Mason Upper Room Prayer Chamber


I know that prayer is the key. Raised in the C.O.G.I.C. my mother was sick unto death. The doctor gave her up said that she would not make t, As a child our Pastor told us to get on our knees with him and my father to pray and we did that. I want you to know that was 50 years ago and my mother is still living . I know that God hears prayer.!!!!!!

-  Brenda Wilderness

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