The prayer chain has been instrumental in our life.
In 2009 a mid life crisis threatened to destroy an entire family. Kids, & grandkids and wife would be affected. It shook our world.
But God had other plans. The prayer chain prayed, the church as a whole prayed, friends and family prayed, the churches of friends and families prayed. The prayer was for a penitent heart, a heart that would return to the Lord and the heart of the home and family. I can't explain what it feels like to go through a heartache like this and still have peace and joy.
In amongst the tears and feelings of rejection, was a deep sense of love and security that only an intimately acquainted God could provide. He was my husband, because I was husbandless at this time. Little by little God was winning his heart back to me, our kids and grandchildren and most importantly his faith in Christ.
Prayer is a vital key in the changing of hearts and minds it unleashes the power of God. We don't have because we don't ask. Imagine what God would do if we just asked. The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.