For Greater Faith - Called to Pray

For Greater Faith

MY FAITH HAS AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE—because I’ve seen what others have to blindly believe. At the age of nine, I slipped into a coma, and my doctor said that I was headed toward death. I didn’t know much about God, but while comatose, I experienced something supernatural and miraculous. Supernatural because I had a divine encounter; miraculous because I’m still here.

Based on what I saw, I know—with certainty—that God is real. This certitude has given me the advantage of knowing that a real God hears my prayers. But each of us can have greater faith simply by looking around. The psalmist wrote: “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known” (Psalm 19:1-2).

Taking a prayer walk (on the beach, along a trail, or up a mountain) is a wonderful way to “see” God. Surrounded by the beauty of his creation, you’ll be assured that God is real.


Through everything God made, [you] can clearly see his invisible qualities.

Romans 1:20


I can see God if I look.


Dear Lord,

When my faith grows weak, please show me that you’re real. Some days, I need to know that you’re not a figment of my imagination. Reveal your invisible hand in both the spectacular and small—the wave of the ocean, the sunset in the sky, the rainbow after the rain, and the brush of the wind.

Please awaken my senses and wipe away my doubts.

In Jesus’ name, amen.


“I know—with certainty—that God is real.”

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Called to Pray
By Marsha DuCille

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