It's Never Too Late

Friday, November 28, 2003

James 5:16 – The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (NKJV)

On a Christian programme, Bruce Marchiano, a Christian speaker and a Hollywood actor, stressed the importance of prayer for the entertainment world. "This starry world, which has a strong influence on our children and society, goes unmentioned in our prayers," he said sadly. "Even though some Christians in this industry are trying to make a difference, their struggles outweigh their strength," he added.

As a prayer intercessor, I've been praying for my family, friends, church, and, at times, for the missions. But, never did it occur to me to pray for the entertainment world. Quite often, I'm too quick to point my finger at this world for the violence and vulgarity in our society. Little did I know that I, too, contribute in some way to its decay by withholding my prayers.

Praying hands bring better results than pointing fingers, I realized, and I have started to include them in my prayers. Any unguarded territory is prone to the enemy's attack. If the guards on duty are not alert, it becomes the enemy's playground. We cannot blame anyone but ourselves if we fail to guard this world in our prayers. "It's too late; we cannot do anything about it," we might say. "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible," says the Bible in Matthew 19:26 (NKJV).

Prayer: Loving Lord, help us to remember that nothing is impossible with You. Amen.

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Sulochana Vinayagamoorthy
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