The prayer of a righteous person
September 14, 2009
The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
There are times in life when our hearts cry out to God in prayer because we know there is nowhere else to turn… when we know that only he alone can help.
If you have had such a moment, you know what I mean. If you have not, you will some day. But the Scripture is full of such stories that strengthen your faith and mine, stories that rally us to cry out to our God in our time of need.
For example, many parents can relate to Hannah, who cried out to God in prayer because she was childless. In his time, God gave her a son whom she named Samuel, and Samuel became one of the great prophets of the Old Testament.
Now, you may say, "Wait a minute. Hannah was a hero of the faith. She was a great prayer warrior. I can't pray like her!" But you can, as today's verse tells us: "The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working."
What I want you to remember today is that prayer changes things. It changes people. And it changes circumstances. So never doubt the power of your prayer as a child of God!
"THE PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS PERSON HAS GREAT POWER AS IT IS WORKING" (JAMES 5:16).
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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