Strange Question

11 Feb

It has been a while since there was a post on here. Today I am substitute teaching and I had a thought that I would like to share…it’s more of a question I guess. But here it is:

We are all part of God’s plan. From the smallest of creatures to the largest of galaxies. Each one of us serve a particular purpose at a particular point in time. However, God works outside all of this. He works outside time and space. So here is my question.

Can we pray for something in the past and it have an impact?

For example, if we find out that we have a great, great grandfather that was murdered before he was able to grow old, could we pray today that someone might have told them about Jesus? And could God have known at that time that a great, great grandson would someday pray for salvation and thus he grants it?

I know it is a strange thought but I also think about simple things. Such as praying for someone that is speaking in front of a lot of people. If I forget to pray in the moment, can I pray after it happens and still have an impact?
I am not sure this theory works on prayers for yourself, but I think that we can impact others lives.

Just thinkin’

In Christ’s Love,


Posted by on February 11, 2013 in Josh


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2 responses to “Strange Question

  1. Monica Prewit

    February 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Such a thought has been on my mind from time to time. I feel my Mother died, having not given her life to Christ which haunts me tremendously. Did I say enough, lead by example enough? Did I say and do all that I could have to change what she believed or failed to believe? I don’t know but I do know that if I could pray the past into a glorious salvation for her, I would, I will without hesitation. 

  2. Julie Saathoff

    February 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    I say yes , because God knows our every move and our days and thoughts before we are ever formed, so it stands to reason he would know our prayers before we ever pray them. and possibly the holy spirit in us give us a nudge to pray for the person in the past.  



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