Unleashing the power of prayer
December 17, 2009
"Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known."
What part does prayer play in your personal life?
If your spiritual life seems to lack power, you can probably trace the problem to a lack of true, heartfelt prayer and communication with the Lord. How can you and I have his presence and power without talking to and listening to God?
The early church was not lacking in power. The early believers were praying people who were devoted to the teaching of the Word. And like them, we have been urged to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17), which means we should make it a habit of our being to commune with the Lord.
If you don't know how to pray, you can use the model that Jesus gave in Luke 11. Or pray the Scriptures themselves. This is the way to unleash the power of prayer in your life. Because prayer invites the presence and the power of God into our lives, into our families, and into our church!
Start now and make prayer your personal assignment. Let it invade every aspect of your life. Just come to him as those first disciples did and say, "Lord, teach me to pray."
PRAYER INVITES THE PRESENCE AND THE POWER OF GOD!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
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