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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Limitless Power in Prayer

We live in a world of power-hungry people. Did you know that we have some pretty amazing power already? Most people will say something like "I'll be praying for you" when someone is going through a tough time. Unfortunately,it has sort of become a cliche' saying. However, being a born again believer, I know now that there is some pretty awesome and amazing power in prayer. Imagine being able to dial GOD directly, and get him every time! No voicemail, no receptionist giving him the message. ("...but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer." Psalm 66:19)
We can believe and KNOW that our prayers are being heard if we are children of God. We can pray for those whose prayers wouldn't be heard otherwise. We can trust that God will answer our prayers, in HIS timing and in HIS will. This is where faith and ultimate trust come into play again. Matthew 21:22 tells us that "if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." We just need to know WHAT to ask for. We cannot assume that we know, by ourselves, what we want or even need in this life. We are made of the flesh, and therefore think with our flesh. We must first pray for God's will to be done, and not our own, giving him total control over our lives. We must be faithful to God and faithful to prayer. After all, how can we expect to have a close relationship with anyone, let alone God, if we are not first talking and spending time with HIM on a daily basis?
Romans 12:12
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer."


Lauren said...

Oh Ali, thank you SO much for this blog. I have been reminded so mercifully by God in these last few weeks, that it is in our trials, and in our weaknesses, that He is made strong. We find ourselves on our knees more often, thanking Him and praying for His perfect guidance and will to be done. I love you so deeply and thank God for saving you and David, so that you all could be His lights for everyone to see!

In Him,
Lauren said...

Great post and adorable picture!

The Prophesaur said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful reminder of his gracious strength in our times of need.
I hope that I'm always amazed by the power of prayer but never surprised.