Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Power of Prayer

I experienced a powerful prayer yesterday, the kind that made my bones tingle. I could feel the Spirit move deep within me, and I knew the Presence of God was there. I like to pray, because often I just know that God is there with me when I pray, sometimes more than others. Yesterday, was one of the more powerful times.
I looked in my bible to scan a quick review of prayer. I started by looking at the Armor of God again, and see that I am to take the helmet of salvation and sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God) with all prayer and petition. I am to pray at ALL times in the Spirit! This is the kind of prayer that requires faith and trust, it's consistent and it's intense. It's a prayer full of strategy. It's the kind of prayer that heals, and changes my life.
In Ephesians 6:18 it says this:

"With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints"

When I pray all the time for all things, change happens.
This verse also says to "be on alert" for me that is a prayer that is more intense. The kind of prayer where I am focused and alert on a particular subject or need. The enemy does not like it when God's people are alert in prayer, and there can be a lot of opposition, and so I have to remember to speak His truth from His Word during times like this.
And then, there's the strategic prayer. I will pray for the boldness of the Spirit, so by His power I can go into the world and without fear or shame declare the goodness of Jesus Christ. I will pray for boldness to speak His truth, His way, in His time with perseverance and petition for all the saints.
Today, Lord of the Universe I will pray. And today, I know you will speak to me again. Say That Again to me, Your power runs deep through prayer.

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