#PrayerMatters: The Power of Prayer
Updated: Mar 24, 2022
Prayer is simply having a conversation with God. We can tell God our deepest thoughts, desires, emotions, and troubles in prayer. The bible provides a great model for prayer in Matthew 6:9-13.
In prayer, we can thank God for all the great things He has done and what He is doing in our lives, and we can ask Him anything! In a time of prayer, we get direction from God, strength, joy, peace, and all that is needed to live life. It allows us to build a relationship and to commune with God intimately. Prayer is vital! Prayer is critical! Prayer is a must! Luke 18:1 states, “then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.”
It is the will of God that we pray. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 states that we should “rejoice always, pray without
ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Prayer gives us power; it refreshes us, activates us, causes us to yield ourselves, encourages us, and replenishes us. That’s P-R-A-Y-E-R!
P – POWER
R – REFRESHES
R – REPLENISHES
Prayer gives us the POWER to overcome life circumstances, conquer our sinful nature, defeat the enemy, and equip us to boldly walk in Christ.
Prayer REFRESHES our mind, soul, and spirit. It allows us to put our lives in perspective and acknowledge God as the creator of this world and King of our lives.
Prayer ACTIVATES our faith in God and the power of Holy Spirit in our lives.
In prayer, we YIELD ourselves to God, acknowledging that He is the Lord of this universe and our lives. In prayer, we acknowledge that “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
We are ENCOURAGED to know that when we pray, God hears us. The scripture states that “then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12.
Prayer REPLINISHES our spirit and soul. So when we feel worn, tired, and sad, we can pray to God and drink the living water that will never run dry.
Prayer is the essence of a believer’s life! In prayer, we rely on God as our source and strength. ##PrayerMattersToday