Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails muchJames 5.16
This scripture can change your prayer life! Realising that your prayer avails much should spur you to not take it lightly. Many times we think our prayers didn’t do much because we didn’t see the result, however, every time you pray, you make power available and by channelling that power you can birth the results you desire.
Having an effective prayer life is not an optional activity, it’s not just a religious obligation. We look at some folks and wish we could pray like them, or even admire the testimonies or stories of generals and just wish we could pray like them. Well, do you know the difference between them and us, they are Praying/ they prayed. The Bible makes a comparison that Elijah was a man of like passions, that is, he was just as ordinary as we may seem but in the place of Prayer, he wielded great power.
We don’t wish to pray, we don’t admire to pray, we Pray to Pray! Unless you begin to pray, you’ll never realise how much you’ve actually been passing on. Learning to take time away from everything else to pray will greatly transform your life. Take a pause and think on this – “have you not wondered why we named this The Intimacy Devotional?” to help you build a relationship with Jesus, one of such that can be built-in prayer and fellowship by the Word.
The perception that unless you feel a tingle or sensation/drama during your prayer times has left most in the babyhood phase of their Christian development. Don’t rush off and misunderstand me, you can have experiences in prayer, the gifts of the Spirit can be expressed during your prayer times but basing the efficacy of your prayer life on this alone will harm your prayer life. You will find yourself not praying unless there’s all the sensation and spectaculars you seek.
Let’s this sink in, “Every time you Pray, something happens!” Don’t be too caught up in your feelings you discredit the efficacy of your prayer because of your feelings. Glory to Jesus.
Further reading: Ephesians 6:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Confession: I make bold to confess that I’m growing in the consciousness of the intensity of the power that’s generated through me in prayer. I’m fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. Hallelujah.