Prayer is Powerful

September 23rd, 2004

Suzana’s Testimony

My parents, sister and brother told me this story.

I’m the youngest of 5 children in my family and I was born in weak health, very thin, and fragile. I often suffered lingering attacks of high step fever, a disease caused by a virus that was well-known in my country of Indonesia. The virus attacked many children during the year I was born.

One time, as a one-year-old, I came down with a serious case of high fever, as was often the case. It was the highest fever I had ever had. My mom had left me for a while on my bed to make some food for me in the kitchen. She asked my eldest sister Magdalena–9 years old at that time–to look after me and reminded her to call my Mom if the fever became worse.

The fever did become worse and I was having trouble bearing it. My eyes began moving up and down and my sister became quite afraid. She shouted, calling my Mom. My Mom came to check on me and found my tiny body cold and dark, blue like stone. My breathing had completely ceased. She checked my veins and could find no sign that I was alive. Shocked and confused, she cried and screamed and told my sister to call a doctor. She asked my brother John to go get my Dad who was working in his office on that day and the pastor.

The Doctor came to our home and confirmed that I had died. My Dad and pastor came a few hours after that. The pastor, “Panggani,” an Italian pastor, came to our home to give me the last sacrament. Then, my Dad took my small thin body in his arms and held it close to him and prayed:

“Oh Lord, if it is because of my sin that you take away my daughter, please forgive me, but with all my heart I ask you, please give me a chance to have her, to see her life, to see her grown up, to see her pursue her dreams. But ultimately, Your will be done Lord.”

He was crying. His is tears dropped on me. He had given up. But a few minutes after his prayer, he heard me cough and my chest started moving up and down again. I woke up after having been dead three hours.

So, here I am now. After 33 years, God is still with me. He has given me so many blessings and always His presence is with me. He recently brought me to America, I believe, to continue His beautiful plan for me. This testimony, I will always carry through life with my parents, sisters and brother. The story reminds our family how great our Lord Jesus Christ is. What happened on that day is still fresh in our minds. They call me a “blessing child,” and “Gods loving kid.”

Nothing is impossible with God. I am a living testimony that prayer is indeed powerful.

-Suzana

31 Responses to “Prayer is Powerful”

  1. amy Says:

    wow God’s power never ceases to amaze me

  2. joan Says:

    Praise God I was touched with your testimony and we have to step forward and forward to reach our destiny and that is to see our father face to face. od bless and more power, more blessings with our almighty God!!!

  3. Trina Reynolds Says:

    WOW, You know, it’s amazing to think that our great creator is there for us, no matter what we’ve done or we’re going through. All I know to say is, “Thank you, Jesus.”

  4. ETHEL CAVITT Says:

    Isaiah 53:5 we are healed by the wounds in his side the doctors only gave me two days to live july 3, 2005. because they said it was a tumor in the head but GOD healed my body and turned everything around 11-23-05 praise the LORD JESUS for his answering prayer and his fathfulness.

  5. lese Says:

    Our lord is awesome.

  6. janice bayani Says:

    yah your right God is indeed powerful….praise Him, Praise Him…

  7. Gloria Says:

    wow! Jesus Christ is still healing today. I feel very encouraged by God’s Amazing grace

  8. Jess Says:

    That’s amazing. God is so awesome!

  9. zolnamar Says:

    Praise the Lord!!! He always loves us.

  10. Udani Says:

    Thanks to God! i also believe miracles in god as you, nothing impossible with god..forgive us God and help us with your prayers…!

  11. Jacob Says:

    praise god for what he’s done to your life. god needed you in this earth i guess for all that you needed to live for. may god bless you achieve all that he made you for. prayers and best wishes.

  12. sudheer kumar Says:

    hi susana i was really happy by reading your testimony yea our god ics great from to day ill starting prayer

  13. Danielk Says:

    Lord Jesus is living, He is there to deliver us during hardtimes, Jesus is life, way and the truth, without him they will always be no progress in our lives, I think all people in the world need Christ.

  14. josef Says:

    Amen, My God is ALIVE. The Burning Bush on Mt. Sinai is still ON FIRE. God bless you

  15. HELLEN KALEGI Says:

    I know the plans that He has for us are for good and not for evil. to give us a hope and a future and also to bring us to our expected end, Wow He is a wonderful almighty God Thanks for that testimony it makes one even if you wanted to give up you remember just something that God did for you along time and start giving thanks and know that He is still in the bussines of doing good.
    Hellen k.
    Kenya

  16. Jennifer Says:

    Our God it’s an AWSOME God he is….

  17. Chrisadu Says:

    Great is indeed our God!

  18. Abraham Teame Says:

    Praise God your testimonies touche me Our Lord Jesus christ is great and He do miracles every day.
    God bless you.

  19. PASTOR DAVID Says:

    I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH YOUR TESTIMONY. PLS READ MY TESTIMONY TOO. I HAVE ONE WIFE, ONE DAUGHTER, ONE SON. I AM SERVING LORD AT PUNE,INDIA. PLS PRAY FOR ME. 07276745818, 07875070760, 07875070761, 08055042908. I HAVE GOT A PRECIOUS CHANCE TO PRAY FOR YOU.GOD BLESS YOU.
    PASTOR DAVID, KALPANA, SHARON, JEREMIAH

  20. osazee obakpee Says:

    i am blessed by ur testimony, pray for me one love.

  21. John Says:

    PRAISE THE LORD. We feel so honoured to be called the True Children of the Most High. Our God is close to us and always keeps and eye on all his children – both lost and saved. He can change the world upside down for us when we ask him with repenting, Sincere and truthful heart. An Awesome God indeed….

  22. Edith Says:

    Wow we really serve a mighty God of signs, miracles and wonders. May his name always be magnified now and for ever more. God bless you for that uplifting testimony.

  23. glenn Says:

    praise the Lord!

  24. joshua Says:

    GREAT TESTIMONY

  25. victoria Says:

    According to your testimony i got tourched/felt it.
    may the lord be praised. everything its possible in God

  26. Annuncata Bradshaw Says:

    Your Testimony is very encouraging and uplifting… it helps me understand that Nothing is Impossable with our Lord Jesus Christ… I would love to share Your Testimony to my Community with Other Christian Brothers and Sisters… Thank You

  27. anusha Says:

    i was touched by reading your testmony its a bless to read the words of god praise the lord

  28. Zoe_Selah Says:

    This is truly amazing. Praise the name of our God the Lord Jesus Christ.

  29. Liza Says:

    Praise the Lord, dear pastor i have so many prayer request to send you. Please pray for all.Firstly my husband & daughter suffer from a head ache very often which makes them mad.the evil headache does not leave them,plz pray for both.
    Secondly is my small sister 23yrs old who has a hole in her heart. Please pray for her to recover.she is weak and weary but a very humble girl.
    Thirdly i am suffering from psoriasis on both my legs for 14yrs.please pray for me.
    Lastly i want to pray for my husband,so that what ever payments & works that are pending please pray for it to be release. My faith is 100% for God & my trust is 100%. i know all these petitions will be heard and granted. Amen. Just waiting to give testimonies…Praise the Lord….

  30. diana Says:

    GOD IS VERY GREAT AND POWERFUL.I ACTUALITY CRIED WHILE YOUR. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS

  31. anil Says:

    can some one pray for a miracle i love one girl samridhi and she left me 3 years back. Please some please pray for my name is anil. I am sure if some pray for me she will be back by faith in my heart created by god

    i want to mary samridhi. my name is anil. Please pray for me.

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