Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Power Of Prayer

Christian Girl Praying

As a Christian, it’s important for you to know the incredible power of prayer.  Whether your prayer is one for employment, forgiveness, guidance, healing, help, protection, or etc continue to pray because there is power in prayer.

God Already Knows Your Needs

The word of God says, “…don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need” (Bible verse: Luke 12:29-31).
God already knows what you need before you go to Him in prayer; He’s just waiting on you to ask Him.  Now, I’m sure you ask, “if God already knows, why must I pray about it?”  Well think about it like this: parents typically know the needs of their children before they ask for anything.
However, parents normally wait for the child to ask FIRST.  Not because they don’t know the needs of their child but rather to wait and see if the child is going to ask for whatever they need.
Our Heavenly Father does the same with us.  God is more than able to meet and exceed the needs of His children.  God is only waiting for you to go before Him in prayer and tell Him what your needs are; my question to you is have you done it yet?

Make Your Request Known to God

The Bible tells us not to worry about anything but instead to pray and fast about everything.  Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done (Philippians 4:6; NLT).  I like this bible verse because it encourages us to make our requests known to God instead of worrying about everything which is something we seem to be good at doing.
No matter what you’re dealing with; how hard it may seem, there’s nothing impossible or too hard for God.  God is more than able to heal your body, restore your marriage, save your household and etc.  The only thing you have to do as a child of the Most High God is ask for it in prayer.
For the scripture declares that “you can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it” (Matthew 21:22).  I am a living testimony that when you make up in your mind to have faith, pray and to seek and believe God, He will move favorably on your behalf.
I have prayed for healing, college grants, employment, direction, favor and etc and I have witness God open doors.  Not because I deserve it (because I don’t), but because of God’s unmerited favor.

God Is An On Time God

“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” (James 5:16; NLT).
Never underestimate the power of prayer.  Just because you’ve prayed for something 20 times or for 20 years does not mean your prayer went unheard.  The manifestation of your prayer may not come when YOU want it, but if you continue to be diligent in your praying, you will see that God is an on time God.
Let me tell you something….the power of prayer will turn the situation around and cause God to produce a miracle for you in the midnight hour.  It will cause a shift in the atmosphere just when you were about to lose all hope.  It will cause your enemies to bless you; it will bring restoration to your household and etc.  Why?  Because “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

The Power of Prayer: Finial Words

Sometimes the most powerful prayer is not the one that last 60 minutes; at times the most powerful prayer is the one where you say, “God help me!”
I don’t know what your story is; I don’t know all that you’re going through but I want to encourage you today and let you know that there is power in prayer.  God doesn’t want you to worry about today or tomorrow; instead He wants you to pray about everything and to make your request known to Him.
I encourage you to take God up on His word.  I can attest to the incredible power of prayer as I have witnessed God’s unmerited favor last week.  Not because I deserve it; but simply because I went before His throne and asked.  I come to tell you that God still answers prayer; that there is power in prayer.  Just be diligent; consistent and have faith.
Don’t give up if you don’t get what you are praying for immediately and don’t allow the devil to play with your mind neither.  As a God that’s all knowing, you have to trust and know that God answers prayer in His perfect timing.
However, until you see your prayer manifest, continue to believe, have faith and to thank God in advance for answering your prayer.  Remember, seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and everything else will be added unto you.  Don’t lose hope child of God, there is power in prayer.

3 comments:

  1. for the past few months i’ve came to know that GOD is the most powerful saviour and provider when i got accepted at the university and when he had to lead me to my path of career,I praise Him, THANK YOU DEAR LORD

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  2. please pray for nigeria

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