I've never been one to doubt the power of prayer. But boy did I get the biggest surprise confirmation of this power over the weekend!
The intention, which I'd been grappling with for about three years, finally wore me down to the point where I was forced to request outside assistance. I realized I couldn't do it on my own, and God coaxed me - kicking and screaming - to humble myself enough to share the burden with others.
Here we are, barely two weeks later, and the intention I'd been just about hopeless on corrected itself. Seriously. I hadn't uttered two words about it since opening my heart to my SD / priest-friend, and bam, within 2 weeks it fell from Heaven like manna.
I believe in the power of prayer, but wow. Something I'd been denied for 3 years is somehow granted to me, effortlessly, within weeks of having my intention lifted by my SD and priest-friend. Wow. Alright, God, You win. If You wanted to be sure to reinforce the power of prayer in my mind, well done.
However, I think God also wanted to teach me the importance of humility and the power of GROUP prayer. It's not that God doesn't answer individual prayers. I think it all goes back to Divine Providence. God requests that we take part in His Love. Prayer is another way we can do this. Praying for one another to solicit blessings is a very powerful work of mercy.
:) This weekend, I am a happy, happy girl. Awe-struck. Absolutely awe-struck.