The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working (Jas. 5:16 ESV) The prayer of a righteous person is effective and powerful. It works! The righteous is the one that is in right standing with God, that can pray to Him and get a response. The righteous is the believer in
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak (Mk. 14:38 KJV) There is often an initial resistance or opposition to personal prayer which I call the “prayer inertia.” You may want to pray, but everything else in and around you is just not “feeling
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? (Mk. 14:37 KJV) Jesus took his disciples to pray with Him in Gethsemane as He prepared to face the very purpose why He came to earth—to die a shameful death for sinful and unworthy sinners.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people (1 Tim. 2:1 ESV) Paul’s instruction to Timothy above teaches us that there are different types of prayer. He lists supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving. This is not an exhaustive list as we can add the prayer of
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked (1 Chr. 4:10 ESV). The prayer of
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day (Gen. 32:24 KJV). Jacob wrestled with God one night as he was journeying back to meet his father Isaac. He had tricked his brother Esau before he left home. Jacob knew the decision to return would either
And he (Elijah) prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit (Jas. 5:18 KJV) Elijah prayed for rain in a time when the nation of Israel was going through a terrible famine. There was no harvest for food and water became very hard to find. The land was barren,
Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. (Acts 12:5 NKJ) There is tremendous power unleashed by prayer. Do not take your prayer life lightly. It is much more than a religious duty that every believer should engage in as part of their daily Christian