"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." (New Living Translation)
Last Friday, an opinion piece I started at the conference made it into the local newspaper. It dealt with "usury," the sin of charging excessive interest on loans.
What I did not know was that on Sunday, the Revised Common Lectionary used by several Christian churches began a series of weekly lessons about money, the treatment of the poor, the responsibilities of the rich and other related themes. A Roman Catholic woman I know mentioned going to Sunday Mass and hearing the lessons more acutely because she'd read the Friday op/ed piece.
The conference leader's prayer was answered. God positioned the publication of the editorial in a more abundant way than I could have made happen, even if I had forseen the upcoming Sunday lessons. More than I could "ask or imagine," as the Book of Common Prayer renders Ephesians 3:20 in a prayer.
All thanks, praise and glory to God.