Power of Prayer

By Rosalba | May 4, 2017

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. James 5:13-18(NIV)

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The act of Prayer is the open communication with our maker. It is not so much the “what” we pray about but the act itself of reaching out for God and asking Him for His help in our lives. Developing a prayer life takes practice. For those of us who did not grow up in a household where prayer was ingrained in our daily routine, it may start off as an uncomfortable exercise in trust.

When researching how to pray I discovered many schools of thought and finally concluded that I should relax and just talk to God as I would a loving father, since that is what He is for us. I do not think He is impressed by formal English words we use or the length in which we pray. Most times a simple “I Love You” and “Thank You” is all a parent needs to be shown they are respected and honored by their child. I do not feel that God is as much concerned with the “how” as much once again,as the act itself.

There are times I pray when walking or driving. I give praise to The Lord when arising in the morning, and when something is weighing on my mind, I will be more fully focused in a quiet space, on my knees with head bowed. I enjoy the praising, especially when listening to worship music. In James 5 we are reminded to seek God in Prayer and to give Praise no matter what the circumstance is in our lives. Whether in sickness and health, if we have sinned or find ourselves with a troubling problem, we must show our faith in the Lord that He will right our wrongs & the wrongs of others.

Allow God to guide you each and everyday, and remember to visit Him through praying and praise, Amen.

Rosalba,

Publisher, The Fellowship Page

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