God answers inelegant prayers

What a fantastic report we received from one of our members:

For several days in January my friend was having pain in her back and that made walking difficult. She was using a cane to help her. It took several days before it dawned on me to pray for her…guess I am just slow. I went over to her, placed my hands on the small of her back and commanded that the pain leave and her back be made right (it was not an elegant prayer!). Just as I finished my hands got so hot and as I removed them from her back, I wondered why I hadn’t noticed her back was hot before (see, I told you I was slow). I started to walk away but instead turned back to my friend and asked if she felt the heat or anything. With a big smile on her face she said yes, straightened right up and started moving around. Pretty soon we were both doing a ‘hallelujah dance’! Good thing my ceilings are high, because that cane was being waved high in the air.
The next morning I awoke to find my right thumb swollen, red and painful. I had apparently strained it the previous day doing some work for a friend. What was I going to do? I was working at the church that morning. I decided I would take some pain medication….but wait….why not pray? (Remember, I told you I was slow). So I placed my left hand over my right thumb and commanded the pain to go away and my thumb return to normal. I lifted my left hand and looked at my thumb. Glory Glory! It was not red; it was not swollen; I could move it without pain. And the dancing began again! Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

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