The Simple Prayer
JUST A SIMPLE PRAYER
He was sitting quietly in the living room.
With no one around to disturb him
He started speaking in tongues and meditating.
Words from PSSBC Lectures in the previous
class kept on floating in his mind.
Just some weeks before during the lockdown
due to the corona virus, he had joined an
online class where they were teaching about
Christ and walking in the fullness of the Higher
The lecture of the previous night really
impacted greatly on his heart..
He was told he could heal the sick, just as
Jesus did and make the lame walk as well...
the thougts of these kept him up till around
He stood up and was about to retire to bed
when his phone rang...
His friend Peter was calling.
With sleepy eyes he picked the call and
they started gisting, telling each other
how the day went and making plans for the
His eyes were already heavy now and he
wasn't paying much attention again, not
until he heard his friend mentioned sickness....
The sleep left his eyes in a hurry.
On hearing the word sickness, something
sprang up from within him. involuntarily he
found himself telling his friend that he can
heal the sick by praying for them.
The words came out from his mouth so fast
without him thinking.
Even him was wondering where those
words came out from.
He just seem to have this conviction in his
heart that he can make sickness disappear.
Peter was surprised and wanted to know
more, so he obliged by telling him about Jesus,
how he died, resurrected and gave his
disciples authority over all works of the evil one.
He told his friend the spirit of God lives in
him and by his spirit, he can heal the sick
by exercising the authority he received
from Jesus Christ.
Peter paused for a while, he had never heard
his friend talked in this manner before,
he must have been brainwashed by some
so called man of God.... very gullible of him.
The awkward silence over the phone took
a moment, and when he finally spoke,
he responded jokingly saying " Pastor
Scooby Doo pray that this pain I am
experiencing in my joint disappear"
Since you claim you can heal the sick
He offered just a simple prayer, he quoted
some scriptures and commanded the pain
to go in the name of Jesus.
He gave thanks to God for honouring his
words in his mouth and ended with a big
To Peter, it was as if his friend was high
on something for believing he could heal a fly
talkless of humans.
They exchanged pleasantries and ended
He laid in bed, replaying the conversation
with Peter on his mind.
He asked himself, "can that simple prayer
I said really heal my friend?".
"Probably i could have prayed some more or
better just keep shut concerning these
convictions on my heart.
Peter will probably be laughing at me right
now for going spiritual on him.
His phone woke him up.
The ringtone pierced through the night.
He looked at the clock, it was just 3:30 am.
Why on earth will Peter be calling him back
at this time?.
It had better be something important he said
to himself, or had he called to mock him for
acting on the word of God....
He grudgingly picked the call and was
surprised to hear Peter crying uncontrollably.
He sat up straight in bed and asked why he
You are right Peter responded. ..
I couldn't sleep since you told me about Christ,
I started feeling so much warmth all around
me the moment you ended the call when
we last spoke, and i just couldn't understand.
There was something about that prayer you
I stood up to use the gent and i couldn't
feel any pain.
I jumped, twisted, and even did pushup just
so that i will feel the pain, but it had disappeared.
You were right when you said you could heal
Please tell me more about Jesus.
STOP DOUBTING JUST ACT ON THE WORD
Note: All Christians have the power of God,
but ignorance of the word of God keeps them
on the ground.
The bible says these signs shall follow them
that believe, but some want to see the sign
before they act.
Those that are sick around you are still sick
simply because you fail to take responsibility
( with power comes responsibilities).
A word from you can make the difference
in someone's life, so begin to act on your
If you need someone to pray with you, feel
free to reach out.