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New Life Daily Devotion - Sept. 8, 2009

  • 2009 Sep 08

The Power of Prayer

The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful. 
James 5:16 HCSB

Prayer is a powerful tool for communicating with our Creator; it is an opportunity to commune with the Giver of all things good. "The power of prayer": these words are so familiar, yet sometimes we forget what they mean. Prayer helps us find strength for today and hope for the future. Prayer is not a thing to be taken lightly or to be used infrequently.

The quality of your spiritual life will be in direct proportion to the quality of your prayer life. Prayer changes things, and it changes you. Today, instead of turning things over in your mind, turn them over to God in prayer. Instead of worrying about your next decision, ask God to lead the way. Pray constantly about things great and small. God is listening, and He wants to hear from you now.

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
Corrie ten Boom

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.
Samuel M. Shoemaker

Prayer is the most important tool for your mission to the world. People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are
defenseless against our prayers.
Rick Warren

Where there is much prayer, there will be much of the Spirit; where there is much of the Spirit, there will be ever-increasing power.
Andrew Murray

Today's Prayer

Dear Lord, let me raise my hopes and my dreams, my worries and my fears to You. Let me be a worthy example to family and friends, showing them the importance and the power of prayer. Let me take everything to You in prayer, Lord, and when I do, let me trust in Your answers. Amen 


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