Pray without Ceasing: My Airport Adventure & The Power of Prayer

Boy, did I learn a lesson recently about why it is important to pray without ceasing! Picture this: Lost in the sprawling Miami airport, frantically searching for my rental car in a maze-like parking garage. Fear and frustration tried to consume me.

But then I remembered a simple yet profound truth: I wasn’t alone in my distress. God was with me.

My journey began with a missed turn and a kind stranger in a yellow shirt who was an answer to prayer. He guided me back on track, but the challenges didn’t stop there.

As I navigated through the terminal, I encountered further delays and detours. Yet, a helping hand or a timely solution appeared at every turn.

The biggest hurdle came when I returned to the parking garage, unable to find my rental car. Panic set in as I imagined hours of searching and explaining to the rental company how I lost their vehicle!

But then I thought: “I need to pray.” I uttered a simple prayer: “Lord, help your girl!”

I based the prayer upon the Lord’s promise in Isaiah 41:10:

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

I meditated upon that scripture as I walked in the area where I thought I had left the car, resisting the dark imagination that tried to drown me in disastrous thoughts.

Suddenly, an idea flashed through my mind – press the alarm button on my key fob. And there it was! The rental car was in a row behind me, flashing and beeping like a beacon of hope. I unlocked the car and praised God as I sat momentarily, grateful for His presence.

Even the drive to my aunt and uncle’s house held a surprise – a sudden rainstorm on the highway. But, just as quickly as it started, the storm cleared, leaving me again grateful for the Lord’s protection.

This experience was a vivid reminder that even amid chaos and confusion, God is with us:

  • His hand guides us
  • His wisdom directs us
  • His love surrounds us

It was a powerful lesson about how important it is to pray without ceasing, not just for big problems but for our everyday frustrations and challenges!

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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • Wonderful, encouraging testimony, Kim! And Janet , your testimony in comments was equally awesome! God really is FOR us and cares about every detail of our life. Thank you, Jesus! / sg

  • Kimberly, thank you for your story.

    I had an experience at the Denver airport, where I lost my briefcase that contained my I-pad, keys to my car, glasses etc. To make matters worse, I had no ID on the briefcase. I had the airline staff call the airplane that I had just got off and they stated that it was not there. My I-phone indicated that it was in the huge airport, but location could not be determined. So, after looking for 2 hours, I remembered the scripture which said “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything take your requests to God…. I started praying that somehow it could be found, but feeling very skeptical considering that there was no ID on it. I left the airport and my brother said “you will never see that briefcase again, because you had expensive items in it and no ID!”. I agreed with him! However, God showed me that He could do the impossible and within two hours of leaving the airport a Delta representative called and asked me to describe my briefcase, because i had reported that I had lost it. Someone had turned it in and I was so grateful that it was returned. Yes, God is faithful and always answers our prayers in impossible situations. Always remember that!

    • Wow, Janet – Amen! Thank you so much for sharing that inspiring story. Won’t God do it? Yes, He will!

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