Wednesday, October 23, 2013

An Incredible Inheritance

Did you realize that you possess an amazing gift you can give to your loved ones after you die? It’s not found in the stock market or retirement funds, and it’s worth far more than fine gold or jewelry.

Your prayers are the most valuable inheritance you can leave for future generations.  

"Our prayers outlive us. They don't die when we die. They are the inheritance we leave to those whom we pray for. And the chain reaction our prayers cause will be the most startling revelation on the other side of eternity!” said Mark Batterson.

Think about it: Maybe you’ve been praying for your toddler, that someday he or she will grow up to marry a godly person, and together they will raise a new generation for Christ. You may or may not get to see this new generation, but your prayers can outlive you! Or maybe a grandmother or great-grandmother who is now gone to heaven (and who may have never even known you) prayed the same thing for you, and now you are reaping the benefits of a godly life because of her prayers. Isn’t this an incredible thought?

Are you discouraged because you don’t think God is listening? Don’t stop praying! Be encouraged by these words from Oswald Chambers: "As we obey the leadings of the Spirit of God, we enable God to answer the prayers of other people. I mean that our lives, my life, is the answer to someone's prayer, prayed perhaps centuries ago."

This gives me motivation to keep praying, to keep offering up requests to a gracious God who wants to give good things to His children. While I may or may not see answers this side of eternity, I am trusting that my prayers will become a priceless legacy for generations to come! So, are you with me, friends? Make an investment today in something that will outlive you for years, decades, maybe even centuries! Pray on!

This post is part of my series, 31 Days to a Powerful Prayer Life. Click here to view links for each day in the series. Bloggers everywhere are linking up their 31 Day series this month to The Nester's blog!
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