Many of us are familiar with prayer, but have we really understood the power of prayer? Prayer may only consist of words, but our words become powerful when they connect with God through prayer. There is power through prayer.
I never thought much of prayer and always excused myself out of it thinking I didn’t have the gift of a prayer warrior. I never could find the right words to make my prayers sound grand, so I told myself that prayer just wasn’t my thing.
I’d pray here and there but never invested my heart in it. Whether it was praying for myself or others, they would simply be a few quick words so I could move on in my day. This past January I prayed and asked God what he wanted me to work on this coming new year.
His answer was to pray more.
I didn’t think God had called me to become a prayer warrior, but he showed me that everyone is called to pray. I started creating prayer cards with specific Bible verses for me to proclaim for myself, my ministry, and for those whom God put in my heart to pray for. Ever since I have been praying more, I’ve seen God work more through my life and Living Revelations.
More than ever have I received messages from people all over the world telling me how Living Revelations has touched their life. I credit this all to God. Through prayer, God’s anointing and power have become stronger and more evident in my life.
We may see prayer as simple words spoken, but it is our prayers that draw the power of God into our lives and ministry.
Our prayers open doors for God to do the impossible.
A great example of the power of prayer is in the life of the prophet Elisha from the Bible. Elisha was a man of prayer and a powerful prophet used by God. Elisha would always pray to God before any miracle happened through God. 2 Kings 6:17-18 says, “And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha…Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.”
God’s power was displayed through Elisha because of his prayers. Just as God used Elisha to bring miraculous powers, God also wants to use our prayers to shine his light and glory. God has plans to use us our prayers to bring his power, restoration, and miracles into the world. God’s power becomes evident in our lives through prayer.
We must make prayer a prioritization. We’re all called to pray regardless if we consider ourselves a prayer warrior or not. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Prayer is not a requirement for some, but for all.
God calls you to pray because it’s only through prayer that he can do wonders with your life. When you live a life following God’s way and his righteousness, your prayers become powerful and effective (James 5:16).
When was the last time you invested heart in prayer? Have you realized the power your words have through prayer? God wants to show you more of Himself in your life, but he asks you to seek him with all your heart through prayer. God promises to those who seek him with all their heart that they will find him.
When you pray, you are calling on a mighty God to move upon your life. Pray with faith and boldness trusting that God can do the impossible. So remember, there is power through prayer.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that I can call on you to do wonders in my life through prayer.