Prayer: The most underestimated and unused weapon in our Arsenal | Apr 29 2007 9:35 PM
Okay. We decided to have a night of prayer for our youth group on Saturday night, and God was really showing me how powerful Prayer is. I often think that prayer is just me telling God what I hope for and what I wish could happen, like "wishing on a star". But it's not like that. Did you know that when you pray, if you believe God will do it, and it's for His glory, and out of love, He will do it? I mean, this happened just last night in Albany Texas when a girl who had broken her back in January got up out of a wheelchair and walked!!! Just last night! Can you believe it? You better believe it, this is what our God is about! You see, the bible clearly shows us that we are God's sons and daughters. It also says that as a loving God He gives us good gifts. He is also all about His glory. So if you ask Him for something, He, as a loving Father, is gracious and will answer you!!! Man, we have royal blood! We're sons and daughters of the king!!! Our father owns all the cattle on all the hills!!! He'll give to us as He pleases, but all we have to do is ask!!!
Check this out: James 5:16 says
16a: Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
It's a command!!! And it doesn't say pray for one another so maybe if you're lucky you may be healed. It says pray for one another, that you will be healed!!!
16b: The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
God has made us righteous through Jesus's blood that he shed on the cross, so our prayers have great power. But not just great power sometimes, and not just great power, hoping that something will happen - no, it says as it is working.
In other words, the prayer of a righteous person is already at work!!!
So next time you're praying, remember that your prayers are:
2. Requests of the Father, who enjoys giving us gifts
3. Already working!!!