The Ballestero Blog

"That's what I'm talking about!"

Someone’s Praying For You!

with 9 comments

Someone’s Praying For You!

There are times when you can’t even pray for yourself. Your pain is overwhelming, your faith is low, your friends and family mean well, but you still feel like you are dying on the inside.

It was at a time like that, over 50 years ago, that my parents, Carl and ‘Connie’ Ballestero were going through the darkest point of their life. They had accepted the pastorate a church that had some serious spiritual issues.

Dad was coping with the problems the best he could. They were major. The attacks felt like they were orchestrated by hell itself. It was a spiritual warfare that had soon turned ugly. Dad spent three nights in a row praying into the wee hours of the morning. He kept praying late every night until he felt he eventually prayed the burden through and felt victory. He had desperately needed a miracle from God.

Months later, at the General Conference, Brother Rasnacheck, a missionary from India, came up to my father, and said, Bro. Ballestero, I don’t know what you were going through several months ago, but on “such an such a date “ (He named the dates.) for 3 nights in a row, God gave me a vision of you on your knees, desperately praying.  I could see you were in great trouble and in much pain. The Lord told me to pray for you, and I did. I prayed through the night, three different times, until I felt victory. (Those were the very nights my father had been in prayer.)

Dad had not prayed the problem through alone. Even though he thought he was fighting the battle by himself, God had reached down in India, and had given Brother Rasnacheck, the missionary, a vision. The missionary had responded, and the miracle through prayer, was accomplished.

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

We’re all a product of prayer. The devil seems to enjoy making God’s children feel alone, forsaken, and uncared for. But you are not. He has seen to it that key people are in place to pray for you.

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

Jesus said to Simon:But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. “ Luke 22:32

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

Paul the Apostle To The Church In Rome“For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;” Rom 1:9

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

The Church Prayed For Peter – “Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. Acts 12:5

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

Parents Pray For Their Children, and Grandchildren.

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

Like Samuel, Your Pastor Prays For You: Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: 1 Sam 12:23

Another place the Scripture mentions that Samuel prayed all night long for Saul.

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

Always remember that “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

Be encouraged today. No matter how alone you feel, no matter how serious this battle is that you’re fighting, you are not fighting this battle alone.

  • Someone’s Praying For You.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

October 20, 2010 at 1:33 am

9 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. I am so very thankful for every prayer that was/is prayed for me! May my prayers also strengthen and encourage someone else! What a powerful weapon we have in Prayer!!

    Patsy

    October 20, 2010 at 5:31 am

  2. Brother Ballestero – Once again, your anointing writing has touched my soul. Thank you for this reminder to all of us! And, someone is praying for you and Sister Ballestero, too!

    Charlotte Mills

    October 20, 2010 at 6:23 am

  3. Thanks for an uplifting blog.

    Bobby Ikerd

    October 20, 2010 at 7:56 am

  4. Thank you once again for the timely written words that seem to flow from you.
    Your gifts put me in mind of the scripture:

    Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.

    I pray that the Lord grants you many more prosperous and healthy years. We sure need you.

    Kevin Archer

    October 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

    • Thank you my dear friend. Your kind words brought tears to my eyes this morning. I love you. I pray many blessings your way in Jesus Name!

      mballestero

      October 20, 2010 at 10:16 am

  5. Thank you..how needed this was..today.

    Dale White

    October 20, 2010 at 11:01 am

  6. So needed!! Thank you!!

    God bless you!!

    Heidi

    October 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm

  7. Thank you so much for this post, it was very encouraging!

    Jennifer

    October 24, 2010 at 11:50 pm

  8. Aree some! Gos is soo good! Thanks for sharing!

    keicyjem

    August 30, 2014 at 1:36 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: