Recently, I've been learning firsthand about advanced innovative technologies in the medical field, especially when they potentially involve my own body. We used to say “go under the knife” when headed for surgery. Now doctors casually mention strange multi-syllable medically-specific words like “-oscopies” and “procedures.” The word “laser” is connected with many of these terms—less invasive but mega-powerful.
What is a laser? “A device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation.” Huh? That doesn't help much? Try this:
“A laser beam of light can be focused on a “tight spot” or target and stay precisely centered on it even over great distances. At impact, the effect can be immediate—as short as a microsecond—to achieve the desired result. Although invisible, a laser's high energy is tremendously powerful. When used on the human body, however, it can be delicately gentle.”
In military use, precision laser guidance is used to propel a missile or other projectile to a target by means of a laser beam which must be kept unwaveringly pointed at the target. In medical and surgical use, the precision laser beam likewise targets a physical disorder with high intensity energy to alleviate the problem. The term “laser-knife” is even used, although there is no cutting.
I immediately see an analogy to prayer. Try reading the above scientific terminology substituting “prayer” for “laser”:
“PRAYER is God's laser to affect a target person or situation through amplification of God's supernatural Power and Light focused precisely and unwaveringly on them. Like a laser, prayer is effective over endless distances and delivers its power either immediately in a microsecond or over a period of time. Although invisible, its Mighty Energy derived from the Divine is as gentle as a dove.”
PRAYER is God's laser effective in spiritual warfare against principalities and powers and against all forces of darkness through the delivery of the Omnipotent beam of Jesus' Light directed to an individual in need or the disordered situation. (Ephesians 6:12) Deliverance or provision or wisdom or healing—whatever the occasion requres—takes place through the mega-power of the Holy Spirit.
If we don't know the exact need of the target person or situation, precision laser guidance is provided through the promise of Romans 8: 26-28. This is supplemented by the generous guarantee of unlimited wisdom offered to us in James 1:5-8.
PRAYER is God's laser to be used without fainting or faltering and subject to the timing of Almighty God and His perfect will for all concerned—for the target person or the “tight spot” situation. Prayer should be offered with thanksgiving even before the answer becomes reality.
Whenever I need prayer help, I send an S.O.S. to certain praying friends whom I call my “Praying Eagles.” Many of my prayer partners don’t know one another and live scattered across the country and the world. I may not even have met some of them personally, but we love each other in the spirit and are bonded in Jesus Christ. I’m counting on them for laser prayer.
When my prayer partners need prayer help, they feel free to call on me. We lift each other up, if we are down. Likewise, when one of us is up and rejoicing in some blessing or grace or answered prayer, we celebrate together. The apostle Paul encouraged us to “bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law [of love] of Christ.” Our prayer fellowship extends “across the aisle” of anyone's particular Christian faith persuasion. If we are one in Christ, we are part of God's family.
God never becomes tired of our asking Him for help. He hears and answers every prayer. Is God more likely to answer prayer if we gather a whole list of people to pray for a need? That's not the way it works. Prayer shouldn't deteriorate into a "class action suit" whereby we try to arm-wrestle God to answer because of our sheer numbers. Even praying solo is not a handicap. God hears His precious child when he or she prays alone or as part of His gathered family.
We are invited to ask boldly and specifically when we pray, but let's not be so presumptive as to demand a particular answer. He is God and we are not. In laser prayer we pinpoint-focus on the person or situation and ask that His will be done whether in a microsecond or gradually over time. Only He sees the big picture.
His answer to our prayers is always certain and laser perfect.
The Rest of The Way
LORD, MOVE MY MOUNTAIN!
10/13/2019 3:11:00 PM by: Leona Choy
ANOTHER WAITING ROOM
10/11/2019 9:36:00 AM by: Leona Choy
DON'T BE SHEEPISH
10/10/2019 12:33:00 PM by: Leona Choy
THE VALUE OF SELF-TALK
9/28/2019 3:59:00 PM by: Leona Choy
9/27/2019 12:35:00 PM by: Leona Choy
THANKS FOR THE MEMORY
9/12/2019 1:39:00 PM by: Leona Choy
CARRY ME, FATHER
9/5/2019 3:11:00 PM by: Leona Choy
MY PERSONAL SPIRITUAL WORKOUT
9/4/2019 10:55:00 AM by: Leona Choy
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?
9/1/2019 12:08:00 PM by: Leona Choy
Lessons from My Cup
8/20/2019 3:33:00 PM by: Leona Choy
STRAW & THE CAMEL'S BACK
8/7/2019 12:38:00 PM by: Leona Choy
BECOMING MORE "FRUITY"
7/10/2019 5:17:00 PM by: Leona Choy
7/3/2019 2:27:00 PM by: Leona Choy
PITCHING IT RIGHT
6/30/2019 11:46:00 AM by: Leona Choy
“WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU GROW UP?”
6/25/2019 3:01:00 PM by: Leona Choy
34580 and COUNTING
6/18/2019 2:11:00 PM by: Leona Choy
MOUNTAINS AND MOLEHILLS
6/14/2019 9:54:00 AM by: Leona Choy
6/6/2019 9:52:00 AM by: Leona Choy
HANDS ON THE PLOW
5/22/2019 11:38:00 AM by: Leona Choy
WAITING FOR GRADUATION DAY
5/17/2019 3:46:00 PM by: Leona Choy
I THINK BOOKS
5/13/2019 12:06:00 PM by: Leona Choy
ONLY TALK WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL!
5/4/2019 8:35:00 PM by: Leona Choy
4/18/2019 12:47:00 PM by: Leona Choy
4/7/2019 1:47:00 PM by: Leona Choy
TOO MUCH ON MY PLATE?
3/31/2019 5:23:00 PM by: Leona Choy
EARTH SUIT vs SPACE SUIT: Increasing Tension
3/4/2019 3:37:00 PM by: Leona Choy
AVOIDING A SPIRITUAL "OOPS!"
3/1/2019 12:06:00 PM by: Leona Choy
2/19/2019 1:29:00 PM by: Leona Choy
A THORNY MATTER
2/15/2019 10:42:00 AM by: Leona Choy
A SOMEWHAT GRUMPY CHAT WITH GOD
2/12/2019 9:54:00 AM by: Leona Choy
A FISH STORY
2/8/2019 3:40:00 PM by: Leona Choy
LET'S EAT NOODLES TOGETHER!
1/21/2019 3:07:00 PM by: Leona Choy
SATISFIED--A SECRET TO SHARE
1/11/2019 7:22:00 PM by: Leona Choy
12/29/2018 7:22:00 PM by: Leona Choy
RESISTANCE TO ASSISTANCE
12/6/2018 5:17:00 PM by: Leona Choy
CHALLENGE OF THE FOURTH QUARTER
11/26/2018 3:19:00 PM by: Leona Choy
KEEPING A TRADITION
11/15/2018 9:14:00 AM by: Leona Choy
PUBLISHING FUND PROGRESS
11/5/2018 8:58:00 AM by: Leona Choy
"GOING STEADY" WITH MY "SUGAR CANE"
11/3/2018 2:02:00 PM by: Leona Choy
A SHOUT-OUT FOR A NEW BUTTERFLY
10/31/2018 3:24:00 PM by: Leona Choy
THANKSGIVING IN OCTOBER
10/7/2018 5:53:00 PM by: Leona Choy
9/30/2018 3:16:00 PM by: Leona Choy
SHINING WHEN YOUR BATTERY IS LOW
9/21/2018 5:32:00 PM by: Leona Choy
I DESERVE IT...DESERVE IT NOT....
9/13/2018 7:54:00 PM by: Leona Choy
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
9/10/2018 12:35:00 PM by: Leona Choy
WAITING FOR GOD'S DUE TIME
9/3/2018 7:29:00 PM by: Leona Choy
STONES AND COVERUPS AND HOLY EARS
8/31/2018 10:44:00 AM by: Leona Choy
IT'S ALL ABOUT SHOES
8/29/2018 9:30:00 AM by: Leona Choy
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MY CELL TOWER
8/27/2018 3:47:00 PM by: Leona Choy
REJUVENATION GOD'S WAY
8/17/2018 8:49:00 AM by: Leona Choy
STUCK IN THE MUD?
8/13/2018 7:22:00 PM by: Leona Choy
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
8/8/2018 2:07:00 PM by: Leona Choy
WHEN'S A GOOD TIME TO "EXULT"?
7/30/2018 3:00:00 PM by: Leona Choy
Survey For the Calendar-Challenged
7/25/2018 2:42:00 PM by: Leona Choy
7/19/2018 10:25:00 AM by: Leona Choy
BEDROOM SLIPPERS OR HIKING BOOTS?
7/18/2018 10:44:00 AM by: Leona Choy
Hurrah for the Prepper Bridesmaids!
7/13/2018 6:01:00 PM by: Leona Choy
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?
7/10/2018 5:35:00 PM by: Leona Choy
6/5/2018 2:01:00 PM by: Leona Choy