The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. (James 5:16 NLT)
Nations have trust in their weapons. I saw what Israel did with its weapons about two weeks ago in the Middle East. When it comes to war, one thing a nation could rely on is the weapons it has. But as Christians, the weapons of our warfare are not canal. We do not war with physical weapons. Our number one weapon is Prayer. The devil tempts us everyday. In other words, the least chance he gets, he tempts us. Thus Jesus said Pray that you do not fall into temptation.
Have you reviewed your prayer life lately?
Jesus our High Priest set the pace for us to follow: He was tempted so he told us we would be tempted. He walked in Faith so he encourages us daily to walk in faith. He never worried so he us told in Matthew not to worry about anything. He fasted and prayed, so we must fast and pray. “One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” (Luke 18:1 NLT)
I read Luke 22:44 today and I was surprised at what I saw. The Scripture says “He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.” (Luke 22:44 NLT). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, prayed more fervently…that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood? If the Son of God could pray more fervently when he saw what was ahead, what must we do in the day of trouble? What must we do when we are surrounded by enemies? What must we do when we are hit by storms of life? What must we do when the devil steals the joy in our homes, businesses, relationships, etc? I believe we have to pray more fervently.
Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops. (James 5:17, 18 NLT)
Be encouraged that Your earnest prayer has great power and produces wonderful results. Therefore Keep asking and it shall be given unto you. Never cease praying.
God bless you
God bless you!