We are writing to ask you to pray for us as we start producing podcasts and videos. We had a blessed response to our April newsletter and received some designated funds to begin our media ministry. We met with a ministry that produces videos and met a young man to help us produce podcasts. Although we are moving forward, we are experiencing spiritual attacks that have slowed our progress. We are writing to ask you to join us in prayer, going before the Lord on our behalf, to stop anyone or anything from “getting in the way” of us producing these videos and podcasts.
The following is from my father, Jim Craddock’s book, Legacies, A Devotional, and we ask that you pray “know so” prayers! In Matthew 21:22, it says, “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.”
I was brought up short the other day during my devotional time. The Lord confronted me with the difference between “hope so” prayers and “know so” prayers. Needless to say, as I evaluated my prayers, I couldn’t escape the conclusion that a good deal of my prayers and petitions were “hope so” praying, and not “know so” praying.
“Hope so” prayers are a kind of feel-good praying. You feel good that you prayed, but you never possess your possessions, as it were. “Hope so” prayers are pabulum to the soul and, I am afraid, an affront to God. On the other hand, “know so” praying is the trench warfare of the Christian life. This kind of praying has no misgivings about God’s desire and ability to produce what He has promised.
“Know so” praying is invading the privacy of God with such intensity that we get in our minds what He has in His mind about the thing or person we are praying about. This kind of prayer allows us to see the character and personality of God. This kind of prayer allows us to possess as our present possession that which we are seeking from God.
“Hope so” prayers are like leaving a memo with God, hoping that He might pick it up and act on it, but with no real conviction that He will. This kind of praying lacks any real confidence in God that He will answer our petitions.
“Know so” praying is taking advantage of God, shamelessly demanding what He is determined to give. This kind of praying reveals God’s mind and our hearts. “Know so” praying demonstrates a trust in God to the degree that we truly believe that God will do the thing we’ve prayed about, and He will do it within me and through me if necessary!”
We know there are so many, Christians and non-Christians, that long for something more in life and we know the answer is Jesus! Please join us in praying “know so” prayers that will move us forward producing videos and podcasts that will so radically touch a person’s life by the transforming presence and knowledge of God they will never be the same! Thank you for your continued prayers and the much needed financial support which allows us to minister to hurting individuals so they find God’s peace and contentment!
In His Grip!
Doris Craddock, Kitty Ramirez and Christi Craddock