Sunday, April 28, 2013

Salvation Sunday: Prayer Changes Things

Prayer is the direct connection to God. When you pray, you're working on the relationship between you and God. Every time you pray, you build the communication level of God. When you're praying, it increases your faith. Also, there is another use of prayer.

Prayer is used for having requests made unto God. When you pray for a certain situation and there is faith behind it, something is going to change about your situation. Now, when you're praying, there is nothing wrong with bringing the requests to God multiple times. The verse that reminds me of this idea is located in James 5:16, which says "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER of a righteous man AVAILETH MUCH!"  

So, when you're praying, make sure to keep praying about it and believe that God will bring it to pass. In addition, God allowed there to be a body of Christ, so that we can pray one for another. To make sure that your prayers are answered, you can always get some prayer partners. Matthew 18:20 says that "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Deuteronomy 32:30 "How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?". So, if the prayers of the righteous availeth much and two can put many more demons to flight than one person, then shouldn't you call on more people to pray with you on certain requests so that you have more force behind your prayers?

Now, in today's reading, Peter was put in jail for doing the will of God. Then, the people of God started praying and interceding on behalf of Peter. Through their prayers, God sent an angel to deliver Peter from jail. Therefore, as seen, prayers changed the situation and Peter was free from the chains that bound him.

I know that for myself there were many times that I prayed unto God and it worked out. I remember that one time on the bus, I lost my wallet. So, prayer was sent out on behalf of the situation and a couple weeks later it was all worked out. The result may not happen when you want it, but remember its always right on time. There are so many other times where I prayed and asked others to pray with me and God came through right on time.

This week I challenge you to pray about your problems and take them all to God. There's this old song that I love. "What a friend we have in Jesus. All our sins and griefs He'll bare. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. Oh what peace we often forfeit. Oh what needless pain we bear. All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer." Therefore, make sure to give your problems to God and reduce the amount of stress that you have.

Stay blessed and remember prayer changes things.

Salvation Sunday: Steven Gable

1 comment:

  1. Awesome!!God will definitely answer your prayer. I'm a witness. : )