The Power of Prayer
Recently, there has been a lot of people coming to me about the struggles going on in their life. I love that people feel comfortable enough around me to share that, but I feel guilty for not being able to help them. I listen to their stories, wanting so badly to give them a giant hug and take their pain away. I prayed to God just asking for guidance in what to do. How can I make it better for them? I felt useless until God answered my prayers. “Pray”, He said. The number one thing that I underestimate most in this world is the power of prayer. When God laid this on my heart, I remembered something my Pastor Ezra said in one of his sermons. “Prayer is the most effective way to change the world for the glory of God”. I can’t agree with that more. God is in control. So why do we think we can try to fix things on our own? Why do we think our prayers are useless at times? Ultimately, He is the only one who can repair hearts and mend wounds so bring everything before Him. I received a text from my sister last night saying, “I just want everyone to know Jesus”. If you or someone you know doesn’t know Jesus, pray for them! It is not useless. God hears you. Hope and pray that the light of Christ will shine in you to so that they may see Him. When we put our trust and our hope in Jesus, pray to him, love him and believe in Him, he repairs hearts and wounds. Maybe he doesn’t fix the problem or the struggle that you or your friend are going through, but there is a reason for it. I encourage you to simply pray today. For anything or anyone. For a change of heart in the world. Jesus died for us on that cross so that we may live with him in peace forever one day. Pray that someone new will come to know Jesus today. Your prayers matter and they are so powerful. He hears and answers according to His will.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. Ephesians 6:16-18