I have never recognised the fact that I could be the answer to my own prayers!
Below is a portion of Alan Webster’s blog https://qtalan.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/qt-8-6-15/?fb_action_ids=10152842795160636&fb_action_types=news.publishes
“Lord, save the lost…”
There is an intriguing moment in the ministry of Jesus when he sent 70 people to go into the cities with the gospel. He started by telling them to PRAY for workers to be sent out. Then he turned to those who prayed, and said “Go…” They became the answer to their own prayer. This is the most wonderfully dangerous prayer. When we pray for the lost, when we implore the Father to save souls, He expects that we become the answer to that prayer.
We want a divine intervention in someone’s life, but guess what God does, He sends YOU. Hallelujah! The best witnesses are the best intercessors. Intercession without witnessing is only 50% of the story…and that’s dangerous.
So, knowing how dangerous these prayers are, maybe we should stop praying. Is that a good idea?
It is amazing that the 1 thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to do was PRAY. Not how can we do miracles, how can we cast out demons, how can we heal the sick, but they recognised that more wonderful than all the amazing works of Jesus was the intimacy He shared with the Father. They saw that it was Hs prayer life that they most needed if they were to minister in His name.
It is definitely worth reading the entire blog: https://qtalan.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/qt-8-6-15/?fb_action_ids=10152842795160636&fb_action_types=news.publishes