I know God is real and has proved His existence to me many times in my life, yet I long for my family and friends to know of His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy, shown to us through the Cross of Christ. How can that happen?
There are times in life when it seems as though God is silent or that He is distant form the human race. We look at all the bad things that are occurring in the world and we know He is the only answer to the chaos and heartache of our experience. Prayer is the most powerful force to see God break through the silence of His existence and reveal Himself to the people we most love and are concerned about. The verses come to mind, Jer 29:11-13, when God spoke through Jeremiah regarding the difficulties Israel was encountering due to being in captivity to wicked rulers. It says, “ For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and go and pray to me and I will listen to you. And you will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.” Prayer to God will make His reality and presence known to all those you care for. Pray for them and encourage them to seek the Lord while He may be found.