This saying is actually saying your plans have little or no chance of success. I heard that a lot back in 2018 when ATB was incorporated as a non-profit. However, that was not what God had in mind. He uses impossible situations to show that anything with him leading the way is possible. Let's correct the mindset of this saying.
This formula, A Wing And A Prayer was used dramatically when the Apostle Peter was put in jail. Here are excerpts from the story in Acts 12:4-11:
V5. So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was praying to God for him.
V7. Suddenly an an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrist.
It goes on to the point where Peter admitted without a doubt that the Lord sent an angel to rescue him. Thus, he was saved by A Wing (the angel) And A Prayer (the church praying for him). So somebody has created a negative saying out of what God intended to be a solution - not the first time that's happened.
So how about us? Do we have others praying for our success, our sobriety, our deliverance from evil situations? Are we praying earnestly for someone else for the same? Sometimes there is no more we can do but that but it is actually the most powerful persuasion there is for God to change an impossible circumstance.
Then, think about what angel may trying to poke you to wake you to stop being so negative, stop doubting the power of God, stop dwelling on where you are presently at and think of where He can take you to be. The chains can come off the plans can succeed, a life can be transformed by a simple plan originated by the one who can control the plans.
Have someone or a bunch of somebody's pray for you and lookout for that angel's presence. A Wing And A Prayer - it happened to me too, and it can happen to you!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.