A Living Testimony
by Mary E. Adams
A letter written to
Andrew in response to an article about travailing in prayer
How deeply appreciative I am of your recent article about prayer. Soul-wrenching prayer
before God is what is needed among us all. Forgive an old woman (65) for wanting to say to
you of a younger generation: please listen carefully; I have been in such revivals as you
talk about, they were awesome! and many, many souls were turned to the Lord, miracles of
healing took place that were so wonderful they took your breath away. But it came about by
an agonizing prayer to God from all of us. One young man literally went outside in the
middle of the night and cried out to God...alone. He was completely transformed. An entire
church exploded with such burden for souls that they announced to the pastor that they
would show up at the church each evening to go out two by two into the surrounding
villages and share Jesus. He was dumbfounded! People WANTED to gather together...they
could not stay away, it was a heavenly visitation of the love of God! I will never forget
But may I also share with you another aspect of this kind of travail with tears. A young
Chinese girl recently went to Vietnam for a month. She went there to minister in a
Christian orphanage. When she arrived, she was so shocked to see the many crippled and
maimed children who had suffered in the recent war. It grieved her terribly, so much so
that she went alone to pray and travail. With tears she cried out to God for these
suffering people. While she was praying, suddenly she remembered someone else affected by
that war...when she was in Bible school in USA, she had visited the home of a fellow
student, and that girl's father was in a wheel chair. He too had been injured in the
Vietnam war and had been in that chair ever since. She began to weep about his condition
also. And while all of this is taking place, a thought came to her about the story in the
Bible concerning Peter and John going up to the Temple and meeting a crippled man.
"Silver and gold have I none, but such as I do have give I thee: In the name of Jesus
Christ, RISE AND WALK!" Later, she sat down and wrote a letter to this girlfriend and
told her that she had prayed for her father.
After two or three week, this Chinese lady returned to her home in Malaysia. When she went
to her computer to see if there was any mail, she discovered she had one from this
girlfriend in USA. "Melanie, I was so shocked to get your letter and find that you
had been praying for my father. You know how bitter he was over his war injury, and had
lost all hope? Well, let me tell you what happened! On the 12th of June my father was
asleep. But he had a dream, and in the dream he heard a voice which said, 'RISE AND
WALK!" He awoke, and GOT UP AND WALKED! Melanie...when did you pray for my
father?" Melanie quickly went to her diary and saw that she had prayed for this man
on the 5th of June. Exactly 7 days later, the man was completely healed!
The man went to church the very next meeting and stood before the people and told this
wonderful testimony. The church went wild with excitement over this miracle, and now this
same man is traveling everywhere, even to Guatemala, to share with others what Christ has
done for him. Remember, he had been in a wheelchair ever since the Vietnam war!
Jesus spent hours in travailing prayer, weeping before his heavenly Father. It is when our
hearts are affected so deeply in concern for others and our own spiritual condition, God
sees and is touched by the FEELINGS of our infirmities...
God bless you.
Mary E. Adams
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