Power of Prayer
Matthew 21:22″And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (NKJV)
Prayer is one of the most powerful resources that a Christian has at their disposal.
Psalm 121:4 “Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep”
Because we serve the only one and true living God, that “neither slumbers nor sleeps”, we can go to Him at any time with prayer.
Many have asked different questions about prayer:
How do I pray?
When should I pray?
How often should I pray?
Is it OK to have others pray for me, and can I pray for others?
Will God hear and answer me when I pray?
A basic definition for prayer is “talking to God.” Prayer is the primary way for a believer to communicate their feelings and desires to God, and can also serve the purpose of giving thanks or praising God.
Praying is also fellow-shipping and building a relationship with God. When we pray, we are demonstrating our faith, trust and dependence upon God. Praying can be done in private or public, and can be done audibly or in silence.
Acts 16:25-26 “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” (NKJV)
The power that a person has when they are praying is not limited to just them. That power can have an effect on others also. God not only freed Paul and Silas but the other prisoners that were in the jail with them were freed also. As we read down further is this passage of scripture, salvation also took place. The jailer and his family were all saved.
Acts 16:30 “And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. (NKJV)
“The effective, fervent prayers of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). Moses was a righteous man and the leader of God’s people. On many occasions, the people would turn to Moses in a time of need.
Numbers 11:1 and 2 records one of those occasions;
“Now when the people complained, it displeased the Lord; for the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp. 2 Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to the Lord, the fire was quenched.”
Prayer has the unlimited power to change things, I encourage you to not let that power go to waste.
Father in heaven, thank you for the awesome power of prayer in Jesus name…Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev