Prayer can be defined as talking to God in its most simplest form, but it is much much more than that! The power of prayer isn’t simply in the words we utter. When we pray we communicate with the very source of and purpose for our existence.
In this fallen world – prayer is our fiercest weapon in our fight against the enemy. There are dozens of real-life accounts in the Bible where Jesus and other disciples battled in prayer. Jesus healed the sick and gave sight to the blind, and, on more than one occasion, raised people from the dead, like Lazarus.
Do we realise the power we have available to us when we take our authority in prayer? In other words, do we realise how much of who we become, the circumstances of our life, and the core of our character are all determined by what we talk to God about?
According to the Bible, the power of prayer is, quite simply, the power of God, who hears and answers prayer. We are reminded throughout the scriptures that there is power in prayer and power in the blood and name of Jesus.
“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – Matthew 18 vs 18-20
The power of prayer isn’t in the person praying. It’s not a magic formula. It isn’t keywords. It is an open heart, humble and filled with awe of who our mighty God is. Rather, the power resides in God the Father, through faith in Jesus Christ.
There is power in prayer. As James 5 vs 13 declares “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone among you happy? Let them sing songs of praise.”
And so may it be in Jesus name.
NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH UK