The Power of Prayer The power of prayer….. 2 Kings 20: 1-11 (2 Chronicles 32:24 ) “ In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. He prayed to the Lord, who answered him and gave him a miraculous sign” Hezekiah received the word of the Lord from the prophet Isaiah that he was going to die. But Hezekiah called out to the Lord for mercy and the lord answered his prayer, not only with healing but with a miraculous sign, literally making the sun go backwards in the sky. Hezekiah had great faith but he still wanted to hear from God himself. God heard him and says “ I heard your prayer and seen your tears” Not only does God heal Hezekiah, but he gave him 15 more years to his life and delivers his city form the enemy. Sometimes as we ask God for healing it can be quick, like Hezekiah and sometimes not so quick. Don’t give up> It is up to God and His timing Hezekiah was so close to God that he even asks God for a sign, so he asked that his shadow go back ten steps. God is a God of signs and wonders. God gave Hezekiah a sign about his shadow. God gives us instruction as we pray,--- sometimes medication—sometimes healthy eating. We must be a praying people. The lesson is clear for us today; we serve a God who answers prayer and answers miraculously. God answers prayer today , just like He did in Hezekiah’s time. He wants to hear your needs and He wants you to trust Him for the answers. There is Power in prayer .