Power of prayer

Posted Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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I was very saddened by Terry McDonald’s June 6 letter. (See: “Prayer Failure”) It appeared to have one purpose: To denigrate the purpose and power and worth of prayer.

McDonald did not identify to which God he perceived praying to be a waste of time, but one must assume he was referencing the Christian God to whom most praying Americans pray. That is what saddens me.

The irony of his letter was that, the very next day, the Star-Telegram published an article about a teacher in Moore, Okla., who shared her experience of going through the tornado, protecting and praying over her students during that ordeal. She did not discount prayer. She shared how it helped get her through those most difficult moments.

McDonald said nothing fails like prayer. Yet, on May 20, an EF5 twister that was 21/2 miles wide with winds of over 200 mph hit an elementary school full of children, and only seven of them perished.

A miracle occurred on that day, and prayers were answered.

— Neale Mansfield, Euless

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