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!
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
Worry means you are not trusting God enough. All things in your life are of concern to God, the big and the small. The God who cares to feed the birds and clothe the flowers, will He not take care of your needs. Start presenting your requests to God with thanksgiving knowing that He will answer you and give you the best. Remember He is your Father!
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”(Psalms 139:23)
Have you ever felt so heavy and burdened that words fail you. When you go to the presence of God, we feel, “I wish I had the right words to say!” “ I wish I could pray a prayer that would move the hand of God.” But the Bibles says, He even knows your thoughts. He counts our tears and have treasured it in a bottle. It is ever before Him. Not only that, the Bible also says “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”(Romans 8:26). He cares for you so much that even if you don’t know what to say, or how to explain exactly how you’re feeling, the Holy Spirit intercedes on your behalf with things that you couldn’t express even if you tried. Be sure dear one, that your prayers and even your sighings are heard and He will answer you.
Prayer yields abundant blessings. Not only should we speak directly to our Creator through prayer, and often experience the excitement of seeing our prayers answered directly, but family devotions and devotions with our children prepare them to raise praying families of their own.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – Romans 12:12