The Power Of Godly Prayers

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men George and John who were on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agree that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.

However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

 The first thing George did was pray for food. The next morning, George saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The But John’s parcel of land remained barren.

After a week, George was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.


Soon George prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day,they appeared, all of these were given to him. However, John still had nothing.

Finally, George prayed for a ship, so that his wife and he could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island.

 George boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave John on the island.

He considered John unworthy to receive God’s blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

 As the ship was about to leave, George heard a voice from Heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?”

 “My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them,” George answered. “His prayers were all unanswered, and so he does not deserve anything.”

“You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him. “He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.” 

“Tell me,” George asked the voice, “what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?”  

“He prayed that all your prayers be answered.” 

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us.

  For the Christian Prayer is not an option, but an opportunity to share in the Heart of God.

About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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13 Responses to The Power Of Godly Prayers

  1. This was the case late last year when for 17 days I was almost beyond praying for myself, although I was clinging to my Rock and knew I was safe in His arms and I knew His peace and His presence in a very real way. However, there were people (Gideons) praying from all over Oz as well as my local Church and friends. I knew they were praying for me. I was encouraged and uplifted and God worked several miracles.
    What an amazing God!


    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Angela so much for sharing ,it was a real blessing and yes I’m sure much of the good that has happened in my life has been in an answer to prayer, but God in His Love still responds in agreement to His will and fore knowledge of us and He answers the prayers of the righteous because if lead by the Spirit they will be praying in agreement with His heart focus which is for our good and He also listens to the prayer of a repenting sinner.

      Christian Love Anne.


  2. ron says:

    thanks Anne for the story of how we should never presuppose what people do in prayer ,nor be quick to make judgements leave it to God, thanks


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Love, yes we should never critically judge anyone or say unkind words about them to others it’s like poison it spreads. When we do judge because of sin it is to be for Love and with Love and not by our own ageda and we don’t judge their weaknesses and shortcomings but when they repent we forgive and restore the relationship without delay but if they go on hurting us or doing wrong without repentance others need to be made aware of it openly, as the Scriptures tell us.

      Christian Love Anne.


  3. dd16591569 says:

    Hi dear Anne.. Thank you for sharing this .. I am so much sharing it in the lady’s pray night .. Thank you again


  4. andtheword says:

    Blessings for sharing this one Anne. You have a storehouse of them. Thanks!


  5. Nitoy Gonzales says:

    thanks tita anne…


  6. Lady Deidre says:

    Amen! Beautifully said! Well done.
    God Bless You!


    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Dei which I could pass on your uplifting words to the person who wrote this story but I do appreciate that you enjoyed it you are such a blessing,

      I will be in touch soon I need your advice – Christian Love Anne.


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