If you had the power to do something “amazing,” would you use it? If you could change the future or help those who are in need, would you? Most of us would say, “Of course, we would!” Well, guess what? You have it! A prayerful Christian is a powerful Christian, but a prayer-less Christian is a power-less Christian.
Do you believe in the power of prayer? In James 5:15-16 says, “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” But, how does it work? I John 5:14-15 explains, “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us. And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.” So the power comes when we pray for the results – according to His will.
God can answer prayers in three ways – He can say, “Yes.” He can say, “No,” or He can say “Not now, maybe later.” So many times, folks get upset when they think that God didn’t answer their prayers. Oh, He answered them alright – it’s just that the answer wasn’t the one they were expecting. He said, “No!” But, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t go to our heavenly Father in prayer, for “ye have not, because you ask not.” (James 4:2) May we be “careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let our requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6) Tap into the Power! God Bless, Courtney