The Power of Prayer
“ Therefore I say unto you, all things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them“ Mark 11:24
Prayer is not that meaningless mumble of words which is perfunctionally uttered in a baseless, faithless and hopeless manner. Prayer is simply faith, claiming its natural and spiritual prerogatives by divine Grace and humble hearts, through communication with our heavenly Father who created Heaven and Earth. Prayer projects faith on God, and God on His Word.
Prayer focuses on the immoral God to undertake the impossible issues of life on our behalf. However Prayer must be uttered by faith in God. Every doubt must banish from our hearts; every unbelief must disappear from our hearts ; every skeptical reasoning must have no large ground in the nucleus of our hearts. Only the resolved vouchsafe of faith alone will see every mountain brought low, valleys filled, and crooked paths straightered in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Faith prayers bring great ease of mind and perfect peace of heart that the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our High Priest after the order of Melchisedek ( Hebr. 4:14-15) is at work in our lives to bring to pass the intense spiritual desires of the heart and answer our prayers according to God`s will. Faith which is authentic, genuine and unwavering will seeGod granting our requests both qulitative and quatitative. Wether the prayer is uttered boisterously, vehemently, silently or tenaciously, our prayer inner closets should never lack the freshness of an importunate prayer. Daniel shut up lions mouth with prayer; Paul saw nations saved through prayer; Elijah`s prayer locked and unlocked heaven`s floodgate: Jesus was transfigured through prayer. Prayerful Christians are powerful Christians. If we allow .laxity, faintheartedness and weakness in our prayer life, then our christian growth will be lethal but with a combination of faith and trust we shall know, that prayer is the key.Prayer therefore increases the ability and efficiency of faith.
Rev. Dr. Kingsley Arthur