Maybe I should set my goals a teeny little bit higher. Prosperity and health, for instance: 3 John 2.
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul propereth."
Last night, I went to what can be called a prayer meeting. I don't know what other people do at these things, but we put forth our collective believing effort towards a particular result. We prayed for a woman who was about to be pronounced dead. At about 5am on Dec. 26th, she had stopped breathing and her heart had stopped as well. EMTs stuck electrodes into her heart to make it beat, but an EEG at the hospital recorded no brain wave activity. Dialysis, or some test with dialysis showed that her kidneys had stopped working. Systemic failure was imminent. Day by day in the ICU, there was little to no improvement. Her husband did not want to give up. Instead, he claimed victory based on promises in God's Word: Ephesians 3:20; 3 John 2; Romans 8:37; and Psalm 139:14. He refused to let doctors tell him any bad news in her presence. He refused to listen to the bad 'what ifs', and focused on her recovery. When one doctor wanted to do grief counselling and 'pull the plug', he refused. That's when our minister gathered a group of us, and we prayed for specific and detailed healing. (When we pray, we expect results like in Matthew 21:21, 22)
At about 6 pm last night, she woke; she pantomimed removing the tube in her throat, and then she spoke! Oh praise my Wonderful God! Cathy is going to be with us for a while longer!