John Maxwell writes in his book, Partners in Prayer;
"In the summer of 1876, grasshoppers nearly destroyed the crops in
Minnesota. So in the spring of 1877, farmers were worried. They believed
that the dreadful plague would once again visit them and again destroy
the rich wheat crop, bringing ruin to thousands of people.
The situation was so serious that Governor John S. Pillsbury proclaimed
April 26 as a day of prayer and fasting He urged every man, woman and
child to ask God to prevent the terrible scourge.
On that April day all schools, shops, stores and offices were closed. There was a reverent, quite hush over all the state.
The next day dawned bright and clear.
Temperature soared to what they ordinary were in midsummer, which was very unusual for April.
Minnesotans were devastated as they discovered billions of grasshopper larvae wiggling to life.
For 3 days the unusual heat persisted, and the larvae hatched. It
appeared that it wouldn't be long before they started feeding and
destroying the wheat crop.
On the fourth day, however the temperature suddenly dropped, and that night frost, covered the entire state.
Result - it killed every one of those creeping, crawling pests as surely
as if poison or fire had been used, It went down in the history of
Minnesota as the day God answered the prayers of the people."
That is an awesome story!
God surely answer prayers but unfortunately some Christians are not praying enough.
Ever wonder why?
That's because their minds and hearts are not completely in tune with God.
Don and Dawn
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