There once was a prayer so powerful that God came to earth personally, just so He could check to see if things were really as bad as the pray-er said they were.
What did this person pray? We don’t know.
Who was this intercessor? We don’t know that, either.
Did the intercessor ever find out how God answered his or her prayer? Sorry, we don’t even know that.
All we know is what Genesis 18:20-21 says:
So the LORD told Abraham, “I have heard a great outcry from Sodom and Gomorrah, because their sin is so flagrant. I am going down to see if their actions are as wicked as I have heard. If not, I want to know.”
Lots of people have had lots to say about these verses. Don’t worry, I’m not going there. I only want to point out that God hears prayers from people who are concerned about evil. Someone was grieved by the wickedness that was taking place in these cities. This person believed that a righteous and just God cared about it. So he or she (or they?) made an outcry to God about it. And God did care. And He did respond.
There is a lot going on in our world that troubles me. Injustice. Oppression. Poverty. Exploitation. It encourages me to know that when I cry out to God about it, He hears. He cares. And when the time is right, He will address it. He may even come down and do it personally.
Now that’s something to think about.