Free Prayer

Every Sunday morning, a slight, unassuming man stands on the corner of Houston and Ben Maddox Way in Visalia.  No big fanfare!  No committees crunching the numbers of his success.  No printed fliers to hand out.  No trumpets blazing to draw attention his presence, just a hand-lettered sign which reads, “Free Prayer.”  Drivers spontaneously pull off the roadway, park in a furniture store parking lot and ask him to pray for them.  And he gets numerous takers–many, many takers.

In a world starving for someone to care, this man reaches out to the hurting, the lonely, the afraid.  So simple–“Free Prayer.”  James 5:16 Message para. says, “The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.”

The man never attended college, never traveled abroad, never gave a formal Bible study and yet, every Sunday morning he preaches a sermon that, for a brief moment in time, stops the world.  Great will be his reward…

Everyone can preach a sermon in his/her own way…  God uses the simple to confound the wise.

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