Daily Devotion

Power of Prayer

November 15, 2013

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
-1 Thessalonians 5:16

The most powerful people on the face of this earth are those who have learned how to pray. Not people who merely believe in prayer or talk about prayer — but people who take time to pray.

Prayer is that holy communication with heaven that creates an atmosphere for God’s presence … and the Devil’s python strategy is to stop or hinder that communication. Our greatest weapon is prayer. Prayer is the power on earth that moves the power in heaven.

Prevailing prayer is the key. It is that consistent, insistent, continual life of communication with God. It is not something you do; it is a part of who you are. Through prayer, fasting, and faith, you can move heaven.

Jesus taught two important things about prayer: pattern and persistence. How did Jesus know what God wanted? He made a habit of praying (Luke 5:16). The Son of God did nothing on His own – he always prayed. Jesus also taught us to ask, seek, and knock through prayer (Matthew 7:8) with persistence.

How do you discover the power of prayer? Start praying!

What is the best time for you to pray? Each person is different. Choose a specific time to pray Every Day and commit to it. Also, choose the best place for you to meet God . . . a place where you can be still and quiet.

Heavenly Father,
Help me unleash the power of prayer in my life. Show me how to make prevailing prayer a part of my life. I want to grow closer to You in prayer. Amen.