The Power of Prayer is a topic of considerable debate. There are as many arguments for and against it, as there are believers and non-believers.
The following true story which has been aired and published, provides interesting fodder for thought.
Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity centre in Kolkata, India, was bustling with activities. Her three hundred novices were all busy at work.
The novice who was in charge of the kitchen came out looking perturbed, and informed her that they were running short of flour, and would not be able to make chapatis (flat bread) for three hundred people.
It was a panic-moment, but not for the saintly nun. Everyone expected her to pick up the phone and call her local benefactors to supply them with food. Instead she did something most people would say was completely crazy. She turned to the worried novice and said, "Sister, go into the chapel and tell Jesus that we have no food. Okay, that's settled, what's next?"
A short while later the doorbell rang. Standing there was a stranger who asked to see Mother Teresa. He informed her that the teachers of the government schools had decided to go on a strike, and classes were dismissed. He had 7000 lunches on his hands, and no idea what to do with them. He wondered if she could help him out!
Faith was demonstrated here beyond doubt. Mother Teresa's remark, "Okay, that's settled..." clearly indicated that she knew for sure that her prayer would be heard and answered. Remember this when you pray. Just know that you will surely get what you are praying for, and you will. Did Jesus not say that when you pray, believe that what you are asking for has been done, and it will be done?