You can be an Answer to Prayer

Last Friday, we were invited to a birthday party for another missionary kid who has recently moved to Mexico from another Latin American country. He would be turning six years old, and his name is Nathan. Our Nathan was so excited to get to play with another six year old boy who speaks English (our kids have lots of friends, but they all speak Spanish).

Friday was a holiday for us (Mexican Independence Day), and to be honest I didn’t really want to go out on a day when I could just hang out at home all day. But we went to the birthday party anyway. When we got there, I was happy we went because we were the only family with kids who were at the party. Our kids had a blast playing with the four kids from the other Nathan’s family.

The other Nathan’s mom said to us, “You guys are an answer to prayer. We have people in the USA who have been praying that our kids will find friends here.”


That’s when it struck me. You and I can be an answer to prayer for someone else. We simply need to do what we know is right and look for opportunities to be a blessing to others. Who knows how many people are praying for something that you can help provide. Your life can be the answer to their prayers. All you and I have to do is be obedient to what God is telling us to do. And to think, I almost missed out on this opportunity because I wanted to stay home and be comfortable.

What are you doing to be an answer to prayer for somebody else? When have you been the answer to somebody’s prayer?