A reminder for today
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. (James 5:16)
I took all my pain and injuries to the Lord in prayer and guess what, my shoulder is much better today. In fact, we did shoulders this morning and I had no pain. So, what does James say here, he talks about the power of prayer and the earnest prayer of righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. I tell you, my friend, that there is unbelievable power in prayer. It is by faith in prayer that we can destroy the enemy in our land and in our schools and in our homes.
Jesus taught, "…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you" (Matthew 17:20). 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 tells us, "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." The Bible urges us, "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).
The Word of God is full of accounts describing the power of prayer in various situations. The power of prayer has overcome enemies (Psalm 6:9-10), conquered death (2 Kings 4:3-3), brought healing (James 5:14-15), and defeated demons (Mark 9:29). God, through prayer, opens eyes, changes hearts, heals wounds, and grants wisdom (James 1:5). The power of prayer should never be underestimated because it draws on the glory and might of the infinitely powerful God of the universe!
Therefore, do not hesitate to pray, in fact spend more time in prayer, because in prayer we will find courage, healing and forgiveness. Seek the Lord and treasure the time you have with Him.
Lord, we know there is infinite power in prayer and we come to you today to give us strength and to hear our cries. Free us from our burdens and heal us and our land so that we will be renewed by your grace. Give us the strength to proclaim your gospel and stand up for the truth. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.