Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.Philippians 4:6
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools in the believer’s arsenal. It is the heartfelt communication between an eager child and an almighty, loving Heavenly Father.
The best part? He is not only able to answer us, but also willing and excited to do so!
When we come to our Father with pure faith and a sincere heart, He is moved to work on our behalf and intervene in our situations. The wonders that prayer can do are nothing short of astounding. When God, in His word, tells his children to pray, it is for a reason. It is because He knows what happens and what is released when we do.
Here is a catalog of the undeniable power of prayer:
- Prayer Brings Salvation
This is the greatest miracle a human being can ever receive! Total freedom from the power of sin is obtained when we simply accept Jesus’ sacrifice and ask Him into our hearts. We then become a true son/daughter of God. All one needs to do is pray and ask Jesus into your heart and you become a part of the Christian faith.
2. Prayer draws us closer to God
As we pray and meditate on God’s word (Joshua 1:8), the Spirit of God grows and becomes stronger in us. The more we pray and spend time with our Creator, the more we yearn for Him. Prayer is the bedrock of a profound relationship with the Holy Trinity. It aligns us with His purpose and prepares us for eternity.
3. Prayer Evokes God’s Mercy & Grace
Our human limitations can sometimes hinder us from being all God wants us to be. As we learn and grow to overcome them, prayer brings His divine mercy and unmerited grace to help and bless us through the process.
4. Prayer Brings Transformation
As we pray both for ourselves and for others, our past form falls away like an old, tattered cloak. We begin to shed off our old nature and become more like HIm. Christ’s divine nature becomes the very essence of who we are.
Pride, hatred, and selfishness, and other sins are replaced by the fruits of the spirit, which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. True holiness is formed in us.
5. Prayer Defeats the Powers of Darkness
They don’t stand a chance against a consistent and fiery praying believer. Satan, his agents, and his agenda are paralyzed, neutralized, and ultimately defeated through the power of prayer. Aren’t you glad that we have a weapon(s) to defeat the enemy?!
6. Prayer Injects Strength and Peace
In tough situations, the place of prayer is a place of unshakable refuge and comfort. Testimonies of God’s past wonders bring assurance, that if God has done it before, then He surely WILL do it again! Through it, we tap into His inexhaustible ocean of peace and grace. Through prayer, we can glide through the roughest storms and emerge victoriously.
7. Prayer Brings Healing
The healing power can be activated through prayer. It draws power from Jehovah Rapha for failing bodies, spirits, souls, families, relationships, academics, businesses, careers, ministries, and nations. The healing it brings is not partial. It is full and complete.
8. Prayer Grants Wisdom and Direction
Sometimes in life, we get stuck, confused about the next step or action to embark upon. Other times, we know exactly what to do, but not how. We can access the Custodian of true wisdom-the Holy Spirit-through earnest prayers. He arrives and He can solve in seconds things we’ve battled for a long time!
9. Prayer Paves the Way for Supernatural Encounters
We find evidence of this all over Scripture. Prayer allows us to experience Him to unimaginable spiritual heights, where the Lord peels back the veil between the physical and spiritual realms and grants us access to the supernatural. This deepens our knowledge, convictions, and faith in Him.
10. Prayer Unleashes Radical Miracles
If you can think it, prayer can achieve it. God has and is still performing astounding feats of breakthrough, divine favor, protection, prosperity, deliverance, and an innumerable host of others! The simple trigger was the prayer of His faithful children.
11. Prayer Evokes Divine Intervention
When all has been said and done, and every shred of hope is gone, desperation will threaten to discourage us. In the midst of this, we can turn to the God that makes impossibilities possible. The God that can open every door that was closed and close every door that is open. The God of the 11th hour!
12. Prayer Brings Revival
It is amazing how prayer acts as a contagion. It just has to start with one passionate person. Soon, that territory will be ablaze for God. As the powerful results of prayers are revealed, unbelief and cynicism shatter. Souls will be saved and His Kingdom will be expanded. The Name of our God will be glorified.
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With love, Grace
Grace Anyanwu is a Christian psalmist, minister, writer, and author of I Choose to Wait. In 2016, Grace married her love and best friend, Dr. Miracle Anyanwu. She, alongside her husband, presides over various ministries such as Miracle Anyanwu Ministries (M.A.M), I Choose to Wait Movement (I.C.W.),The Miracle Anyanwu Foundation (MAF) – a non-profit charitable organization targeted primarily for the underprivileged in Africa. Grace loves encouraging and inspiring women to live boldly for Christ and she does that through Grace Encourages. Outside of ministry, they love traveling, relaxing on the beach, writing, watching movies, bowling, and spending time with loved ones. They are blessed with four lovely children.