Prayer in the life of a believer is our lifeline to God. It’s such a powerful tool because it can be done anytime, anywhere, on any occasion, and for any reason! As Christians, we pray because we know that God attentively listens to us, and is faithful to answer us. We pray to our creator because He alone can turn our mourning into dancing, our brokenness into wholeness, and our bondage into freedom.
Today, if you have prayed about something, believe that our Father has taken note of it and He will answer us more than we can ask or think. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
“You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
It is not knowing “about” God; it is about “knowing God” in a deep and intimate way. God is saying that if you would get passionate about Him, then you will begin to find Him. How intent are you on knowing God? Begin today by seeking Him with your whole heart.
Father, I come to You today. I really do want to know You. I want to have an intimate relationship with You. Help me discipline myself to take the time to know You, take the time to hear You, take the time to tell You my thoughts, hopes and dreams. To share with You my fears, apprehensions and doubts. As I seek You, I pray that You would reveal more and more of Yourself to me. In Jesus’ Name I ask. AMEN
Prayer sets the direction for the day and lines up the day with God’s interests, God’s will and God’s purposes. Consider the verse in
Psalms 88:13 But to You I have cried out, O LORD, And in the morning my prayer comes before You. Morning time is the best time to get started with God.
It is also the time to connect with God. Before the day gets going, the worries come, stresses come, the emails come, the phone calls come and then the other 1000 things that fill a day. Take time in the morning to connect and contact God the source of our life and our strength. He is the one to help us through.
Esther knew how dire the situation was. She fasted with her people. Esther put her life on the line and went into the king’s presence to plead for the lives of her people. It could have been a death sentence for her.
When the king saw Esther standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which was in his hand. Esther 5:1
You know, God works in miraculous ways. God moved the king’s heart and the Jews were saved and God’s name was glorified. When your life seems grim, and it appears that your story has taken a terrible turn, remember your King has the last word. Go into the presence of the King of kings and plead your case. He will have favor upon you and answer your prayer.
Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, HE got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.’
– Prayer is our vital link with the Lord.
– The enemy wants to keep so busy that we don’t find the time to pray.
– Prayer is communion with God and we need that in our lives.
– The Lord is calling each one of us into a deeper relationship with Him.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, thank You for the example that you set for us in making time with Your Father a priority in Your daily life. We choose to do the same and remind ourselves to pray each day. Amen.
“The effective, fervent prayer of the righteous avails much.” It can accomplish great things. It can open doors. It can lead to real change and even miracles! How do we experience this life-changing prayer? The Bible tells us that this prayer must be “effective” and “fervent.”
Elijah had a “nature like ours.” He was human and made mistakes like us. Yet, when he “prayed earnestly,” great things happened. Pray, believing that God can do anything, that nothing is too hard for Him, knowing that all things are possible for those who have faith.
Pray always. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
What’s the best way to pray? Join your hands together, on your knees, on your face, lifting hands, sitting or bowing? When we look at instances of prayer in the Bible, we see people prayed during battle, in a cave, in a room, in a garden, on the mountainside, in the sea, on the street, in prison, in the wilderness, and even in the belly of a fish. People prayed standing, lifting their hands, sitting, kneeling, lifting their eyes, bowing, and pounding their chests. Isn’t that great to know? You can pray anytime, anyplace, and in any posture. God hears you. So just pray.
Pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16
Did you know that many people in the Bible prayed for others? Here are some examples: Abraham prayed for Abimelech, his wife and other women to be healed and they were healed. (Genesis 20:17) The church prayed for Peter earnestly and an angel rescued him out of prison! (Acts 12:6-19) Peter prayed for Tabitha and she was raised from the dead.
We read all through scriptures, that when people of God prayed, miracles happened. Do you care for others? Care enough to pray for them. Miracles still happen.
Hebrews 3:7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today if you hear His voice…
Hearing God’s voice is something we all long for-but did you know that it’s not hard to do? In fact, God wants you to hear His voice! How does He speak to us?
God speaks through His Word
God speaks through His Spirit
God speaks through our thoughts and dreams
God speaks through conversations with others
God speaks through circumstances
Have you ever tried to carry on a conversation of any depth with a person you did not know? It doesn’t usually go very far. Likewise, in order to have a conversation with God we need to know Him. How? By spending time with Him, talking to Him and reading His Word. Have you spent time with Him today?
We know from the Bible that if we’ve accepted Jesus then we’ve been made righteous, so this verse is talking to Believers.
The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. – James 5:16 This verse tells us that as Christians our prayers aren’t just some words that we hope that God hears and does something about. No, it shows us that our prayers produce wonderful results. That means when you pray, you know that God hears you and that your prayers are producing something amazing! Be encouraged today to keep praying and believing God because your prayers work!