Infant Baptism and Prayer 

John Mackey is the son of Arnie and Alice Mackey. His mother Alice was my Godmother. I have talked to people who claim infant baptism is unnecessary because all babies are going to go to heaven anyway. I seem to have a little different view of that idea. When a couple is sponsors of a baby being baptized, they confess before the congregation and the Lord that they will pray for that baby. To guide that life to keep it in the faith and the family of God. 

When I was about 50 years old Alice told me she had been praying for me my whole life. I had lived far away from Mackey’s for many years. She could Just as easily forget about me; I never saw them very often. 

I realize my life walk took a lot of bad detours and I ended up on the wrong road often. I would like to think her prayers turned me around and got me back on the right path on many occasions. 

We must never underestimate the power of prayer. My life has been rather unusual in many circumstances, I survive through God’s Grace and the power of prayer. 

John Mackey a lifelong friend loaned me this book that his aunt had written, it is an excellent read for all ages. If you grew up on the prairies of the Dakotas in the Twenties’ 30s or 40s you will relate to this book well. She does an excellent job sharing her experiences as a youth on the farm. She survived the diphtheria epidemic that took her little sister. 
The trials and tribulations those pioneer families faced would challenge and test the patience of Job. Most of them kept their faith through dozens of life-shattering events. 

To give you an idea of how well this book is written, I’ve had to stop reading several times to wipe the tears from my eyes so I could see the print again.

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