Lessons Learned from My Sickness – Part 1: The Power of Prayer

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Pastor Ronny and wife, Martha fighting life’s battles through prayer.

Daily, the Lord revealed to me his miraculous ways, his protection, provision and preservation.

And all of these were his answers to the prayers of the faithful. This is the foundation or anchor upon which all my other learning and realization stands.

Prayers of individuals, prayer meeting groups, church congregations, auxiliary organizations, families, were heard by God and his answers unmistakably affirmed our conviction – he never forget us nor forsake us.

Because of the prayers of the faithful, a “big hole was created in heaven’s door” and the Lord Jesus looked at me with compassion and grace.

I can’t enumerate the number of times that God listened to our appeals coz’ they are too many to mention.

So let me urge you dearly beloved, let us not stop praying. There’ll always be something for us to pray and to ask God for his unmerited favors.

Did it occur to you that one of the reasons for my sickness is that we can unite ourselves in prayer? The Lord wanted us to be strong in our prayer lives.

It pleases him to see our hearts fully attuned to his will and desires.

Consequently, he will increase our generosity, give us more blessings, and strengthen our spirit of service so that many people in need will be reached out by our prayer life. God bless you!

Posted on FB: 2 March 2015 – 1:20 PM

Jaro Evangelical Church

About the Author

Rev. Ronny Luces was the Minister for Administration and Community Service of Jaro Evangelical Church (JEC), Iloilo City, Philipines. He, his wife, Martha and daughter, Ronamae have been with JEC’s ministry since 1994.

Pastor Ronny graduated from Central Philippine University College of Theology in 1985 and was pastor of several Baptist churches.

In January 2015, after tests and two long hospital confinements, Pastor Ronny got the word he had lung cancer. He underwent chemotherapy.

Praying for healing and going through all the medical processes, Pastor Ronny started writing his reflections “Lessons Learned from My Sickness.”

On 9 July 2015, Pastor Ronny rested his earthly life.

May Pastor Ronny’s series of reflections and meditations strengthen your hope and faith as you go through your own life’s battles.

PHOTO CREDIT: Atty. Gracious J. Espinosa