Your Prayer Can Be An Eternal Investment
By Wesley L. Duewel
Prayer is not only a way to commune with God and to receive help from God, it is an eternal investment!
…Intercession for the salvation of others, for the building of Christ’s church, for revival among God’s people, and for the evangelization of the world all partake of the quality of the eternal. God’s holy will is eternal and such prayers are prayed in harmony with that will, commended by our great High Priest who is the Amen of our prayers (Rev. 3:14), and energized by the hunger, power, and intercession of the Holy Spirit. Such prayers cannot die until they are fulfilled to the measure of God’s holy will. All such prayers are eternal investments.
…Praying parents can intercede for their children and grandchildren until, long after the death of the parents, those prayers still convey wonderful blessings. The godly intercessions of church and mission founders and leaders are answered over the decades. Every true intercessor prays many prayers which will not have their full answer before the prayer warrior joins the church in heaven.
Prayers prayed in the Spirit never die until they accomplish God’s intended purpose. His answer may not be what we expected, or when we expected it, but God often provides much more abundantly than we could think or ask. He interprets our intent and either answers or stores up our prayers (Rev. 8:2-5). Sincere prayers are never lost. Energy, time, love, and longing can be endowments that will never be wasted or go unrewarded.
– Quoted from Touch the World through Prayer by Wesley L. Duewel. Copyright © 1986 by Wesley L. Duewel. Used by permission of the Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, IN. Dr. Duewel’s books may be purchased by calling (317) 881-6755, Ext. 361.