I believe that when I pray for people that God works in their life in response to my prayers, but I am not sure how or how much. I wish that it was huge, very quick, and very obvious. Then my faith in the power of prayer would grow very strong, but maybe that wouldn’t be faith. Hebrews 11 says that, “without faith it is impossible to please God”, and faith seems to be strongest when I can’t see it, feel it, hear it, or taste it. As Paul said, “we walk by faith not by sight”. This next week is a “Five Days of Prayer” event at Jefferson Baptist Church. We have 4 of them a year, and this particular one is for our drama event, “The Hobbit”. Each time we have a “Five Days of Prayer” event I am always disappointed in the turn out, I always wish more people had participated. I know that there are a lot of people who don’t participate because they really, down in the depth of their heart, don’t really believe that the time we spend praying is going to make all that much difference. I believe strongly that it makes a huge difference in people who don’t have a relationship with Jesus, so why do I believe and many others don’t? That is a puzzle, but I will keep praying that God works in their heart and gives them more faith in the words of the Bible. I do believe that I can influence people by praying for them. I also believe that it takes importunity in prayer for faith to be demonstrated so I will persevere.