GOD PAUSE: I want you to know that your prayers really do matter. I just read this morning in Psalm 99:6 that “God has his praying priests, like Moses, Aaron, and Samuel, who all interceded, asking God for help. God heard their cries and came to their rescue.” There is a reason why God singles out these three men when He mentions praying. Moses prayed and a nation was spared often from God's judgment. Aaron prayed and the people were blessed by God. Samuel prayed for a national leader resulting in things not getting worse. Dear Lord, more than anything, may we be a people who pray. May we see and be encouraged by the connection between us praying and things changing. In Jesus' name. Amen.