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Prayer For "Rattlesnakes"!!!

Once upon a time there was a family of wayward church members who had once been active, but had lost all interest and had fallen away. There was the father and three sons; Jim, John, and Sam. The deacons had talked with them about their sad condition, the preacher had visited them and many of the brethren had tried to get them to come back to church...but all this did not seem to do the least bit of good.

One day when the boys were out in the pasture, a large rattlesnake bit John and he became very ill. The physician was called and after examination, he pronounced John to be in a very bad condition. He said, "About all you can do now is pray" and went on his way. The father called the preacher and told him of John's condition and asked the preacher to pray for John.

And here is what the preacher prayed: "O wise and righteous Father, we thank thee for thou hast in thy wisdom sent this rattlesnake to bite John in order to bring him to his senses. He has not been inside the church house for years and is doubtful that he has in all that time felt the need of prayer. Now we trust that this will prove to be a very valuable lesson to him and will lead to genuine repentance. And now Father, wilt thou send another snake to bite Sam and another to bite Jim and another BIG ONE to bite the old man. We have been doing everything we know for years to restore them, but to no avail. It seems that all our combined efforts could not do what this snake has done.

We thus conclude, that the only thing left that will do this family any good is more rattlesnakes. So Lord, send us bigger and better the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

(When we love someone, we pray for God to do what is best for them. If that person has never repented and put their faith in Jesus, then the best prayer is for them to see their need to do so. When things are going good in our life, we don't always see the need to turn to God, so sometimes He sends Rattlesnakes into our lives to bring us to Him... ... ... .Is anyone praying for you and how is that working out for you? God is waiting at the foot of a blood stained cross for you, saying, "come, just as you are".)


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Raynard Shellow+(@iraqivetsgtret)

  as god moves my heart, my prayers are simple.his will to be done..nuff said be blessed

Cindy Way(@prayerjoy)

  Having spent some time in Texas and having relatives who enjoy the Rattlesnake Roundup in the Spring, I can get my hands on some if you need them! LOL! I enjoyed this blog, thanks for sharing.

Author: Ted Foy
  LOL...LOL..LOL, no thank you! I new a guy once that went to a rattlesnake hunt in Wanoka Okla. and when he got back he opened his trunk of his car and had about 10 of them in there...and that is not a pretty sight. I think I'll stick to black snakes or bull sankes...but thanks anyway and thanks for commenting.


Billy Beard+(@billyb)

  I like this illustration, and prayerjoys comment If fear will get one in, it is a lot better than the alternative! I knew a man once, who someone prayed that God would show him a glimpse of hell. He said he dreamed about hell, and that was as close as he wanted to get! I am like you though, I don't need the snake bite, just the preaching of hell and judgement, was enough for me to come. God Bless, billy

Author: Ted Foy
  Thanks Billy. My rattlesnakes were not fear, but rather a bunch of bad happenings all happening at once that sent me searching and low and behold...I found the Lord God Almighty! Praise the Lord, for He is good!


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