Power of Prayer

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Communication is a key to any relationship. It’s the only way to grow relationships. We make effort to communicate because we value our relationships. If we want to be intimate, we must communicate. Communication is two way, we can talk to God in prayer and He can speak to us through His Word. Prayer, we talk to God through prayer. God invites us to come to Him anytime, we can go and approach Him, and He will come through to us. Though God knows everything about us, He still wants us to come to Him. Philippians 4:6-7 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

We can present our request to God, God wants that. But it’s also important to hear from God. We hear from God through His Word, the Bible. God delights in us most when we ask Him for instructions, His plans, His will, and His directions in our lives. Jesus says in Luke 11:9-10 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” If we continue to seek God, seek His voice, seek His good, pleasing and perfect will, He will reveal it to us. As we seek Him, our desires, dreams, plans and goals will be aligned to His, and the good news is we can trust Him and be secure because our Father knows best, Isaiah 55:8-9 says “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” By learning Gods word and promises daily, we get to know God more, trust Him more, as we experience His Word is true and He is faithful to His promises. As we seek God, He will reveal more of himself to us. We get to know Him personally. The Lord says in Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” As we seek our Father’s heart, He will reveal His plans and will for us. God wants us to know His plans for us, He will give instructions and direction so we can get there. As we seek Him first, our dream and heart’s desires will run after us.

Our commitment in prayer and reading the Word is important to grow in our personal relationship with Jesus. Pray for grace that we will have the passion and excitement to hear Gods voice every day, to encounter Jesus. Pray that the Lord will stir our hearts to, know Him more, honor Him more and obey Him. As we make prayer and meditating God’s Word a lifestyle, we will have a more intimate relationship with God. And the natural overflow of our intimate relationship with God is our fruitfulness. There would be significant changes in our lives, our change lives will be a blessing to the people around us.

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One thought on “Power of Prayer

  1. A preacher I enjoy listening to is Dr. Steven Lawson. He once said (paraphrasing), “If you want to hear the voice of God audibly, read the bible out loud.” That stuck with me because, when we pray, we often look (or listen in this case) for God to speak to us personally. And He has…through scripture. However, we sometimes want more when prayer and app he Word is enough. Thanks for this. Grace and Peace.

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