The Power of Prayer

During a famine that plagued Scotland in the mid-nineteenth century, John Murray was once at the riverside praying for guidance. In the middle of his deliberations about whether he should join the many others who were emigrating to America, he heard a thud on the ground beside him. A salmon had jumped out of the river and was now within his reach. He took this as God’s answer that he would provide for him in Scotland.

God doesn’t always answer our prayers this way, but sometimes he does. When he does, we need to listen.

Source: Iain H. Murray, The Life of John Murray (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1982), 10n; as cited by Dale Ralph Davis in 1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart (Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2000), 200.

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