Moses then left Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord. 19 And the Lord changed the wind to a very strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea. Not a locust was left anywhere in Egypt.

Prayer changes things!

This is the testimony of Scripture; it is the witness of church history; and it is confirmed in our own experience. When we pray to God, in the will of God, He is able to ‘change the wind.’ We may not see in advance how the Lord is going to change things, but He can and He does.

Prayer changes things? But what about you? What about me? What about Pharaoh? Pharaoh saw things change through prayer – again and again. But he remained unchanged.

As I write this on Sunday 12th December, we are aware of rising concern about the ‘Omnicron’ variant of ‘Covid 19’, now circulating in the community. How transmissible will it prove to be? Will it cause only a mild illness, or something more serious? It seems these questions will have to await an answer. Meanwhile, we pray on.

But, what if God were to ‘carry’ it away, as He did with the locusts? Would the nation be any different? Would the church be any more vital? Would I?

Prayer changes things, but will I let it change me?