Several of my conversations recently have included the reference to Prayer: Please pray for this issue in my life – Pray for our Leaders – Pray for my family – Pray for our City. This is a powerful tool that Christians have and it must be part of my daily routine.
I googled “The Power of Prayer” and it came up with this meaning:
Question: “What is the power of prayer?”
Answer: The idea that power is inherent in prayer is a very popular one. According to the Bible, the power of prayer is, quite simply, the power of God, who hears and answers prayer.
Then it came up with several verses about Prayer – here are a few of them:
- Mark 9:29 and he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
- Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
- James 5:14-16 is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
There were several other verses, but I will let you look them up. But throughout the Bible it will reference that Prayer is a powerful tool that is there for us to take ahold of.
I know that I struggle in disciplining myself in having a regular prayer time or as the Bible says that I must be doing it continually. I have to discipline myself to come up with a prayer life that Christ would like me to have and it is an act of Obedience that I must achieve. I have several different ways that I have created to help me in my prayer life. I have 2 war rooms (you will have to watch the movie “War Room”) and I go on Prayer walks (My favorite). There are also a couple of groups that I meet with just for the purpose of praying and this helps allot. I am still working on getting to a consistent Prayer Life in my daily routine and the more I do it – the better it gets. Tapping into “The Power of Prayer” has been extremely helpful for me and sometimes this is my only tool in meeting the issues of the day. I have to understand that “God is in control and I must let Him do His work in His timing”. During my Prayer walks I am in Worship for Him being there with me – it is GREAT.
So what are you doing to Connect with “The Power of Prayer”.
Have you set aside a specific time to Pray?
Do you have a War Room for Prayer?
Who do you Pray with?