The Power of Prayer
Would you like to have a power in you that can move mountains?
Recently I was at Myrtle Beach shopping at the Tanger Outlets. As I bent over to pick something up, I felt something in my back that I knew was out of the ordinary. I was fine to walk but it just did not feel right. It progressively worsened over the next five minutes and I remember my sister telling me to sit down and try to stretch, at this point I could not even bend over.
I walked out of the store and by the time I was outside I could not move. My sister tried to get me to walk over to the bench across from the store and I could not walk that far, barely even turn my head. I sat down right where I was on a window seal.
My mother came to where I was sitting and asked if she could pray with me, in public, out loud. I remember thinking “Oh, out loud, ok. I was tempted to think, “I hope this works.” I had just finished a 40 day fast that morning and had told my family what I learned concerning the power of prayer!
Little did I realize that God wanted to show me a lesson concerning the power of prayer and He did it very quickly. It should have been my first instinct to pray immediately when I got hurt; nevertheless, God taught me something that day.
She laid hands on me and prayed over my condition in the name of Jesus and and something amazing happened.
She told me to get up and start walking so I did, hesitantly. I was free of the pain! I had been at the point to where I was wondering how I was going to make it back to the car but now I was fast pace walking, turning, bending over, and moving freely. My back was healed!
You can look at my story and be skeptical or you can look at it for what it is. There is power in the name of Jesus Christ. When we are saved we receive the Holy Spirit which dwells in us. The SAME Person and power that rose Jesus from the dead is in us. WOW! Let that sink in for a minute. Imagine what we as Christians could accomplish for the good of The Kingdom if we wholeheartedly pray and were aware of that in us. Why do we not, in faith, use the name of Jesus every time we pray?
It is not how eloquently we pray. It is in WHOSE name that we are praying in faith believing that the mountain is already moved!
John 14:13 “You can ask for anything in my name and I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.”
Now you know the importance of praying with faith in the name of Jesus and by the Power of the Holy Spirit. You MUST believe and have faith that what you pray for is already done, according to Gods will. When I pray, I immediately thank God because I know that he has already answered my prayer. Action, which is an act of faith, is required just as I did by walking when I received my healing. Acting out your faith helps solidify your belief in knowing that your prayer will be answered.
Prayer and communion is extremely important in our Christian walk. Do not let prayer be a burden. Sometimes we allow stress and being too busy with life make us drift from talking with the Lord. Do not just go through the motions, be real. Talk to him like He is your best friend for He is. I pray while I drive down the road or say a short prayer during the day, any time spent talking to God is wonderful but the most precious times are when we seek that quiet time each day with Him.
We are not limited by what we can ask for because He is not limited by what He can do – Pray Big, pray according to His will!