Musical proof that prayer works

Whenever I see this scripture, I pretty much SING it. That comes from girls choir days of old–at Christ Church in Hudson, New York.

I’ve always loved to sing. Formerly a high soprano back in the girls choir days, I started singing alto many years ago, because the melody just seemed too easy. I wanted a challenge. Yeah, I’m weird.

I remember practicing for a Christmas program one year when I was in my 20’s at First Presbyterian Church in Junction City, Kansas. We had worked for weeks on several numbers when the choir director said, “Oh, and we’ll add a few pieces from The Messiah in at rehearsal next week.”

WHAT?!? Just throw a few pieces of The Messiah into the program at the last minute? With just one rehearsal left? Clearly, I was in the wrong choir league. Those guys were pros!

Because I had some boning up to do, I bought the record and listened to it every chance I could get, trying to pick out the alto parts. Let’s just say I did my best.

Then there was the Crazy Choir at Loyalton Baptist Community Church after we moved here to the Sierra Valley. Those couple of hours were the most fun, laugh-filled hours of my week.

One time I had a solo part to a traditional hymn, and the choir joined in on the chorus. I sang the first verse just fine, but when it came time for the second verse, I realized I only knew the first line. I threw up a quick #prayer: “Lord, please just make it rhyme.”

Pam, our choir director, got the craziest expression on her face as she watched me sing that newly poetic version that, yes, rhymed.

Afterwards she said, “How did you do that?”

“Prayer,” I said.

So, there you go . . . #prayerworks. Give it a try today, and just see what God will do!

How has God answered your prayers recently?

Janet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk and her newest, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She would LOVE to be considered as the speaker for your next event.

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