Prayers Of Power

“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t—not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again” James 5:16-17 The Message Bible.

Do you ever feel the pressure to be perfect?

One thing that will protect you from perfectionism is to live by James 5:16 and 17.  You and I are encouraged to confess our faults, slips, false steps, offenses and sins to one another.  As we confess our sins openly, we are healed and restored. As you and I are honest before God and one another, our heartfelt prayers will be heard by God.  He will use the prayers of a righteous man or woman today to be like Elijah in the Old Testament. Even though Elijah was a human being with all the feelings, affections and the constitution of you and I, he prayed in earnest for it not to rain and it didn’t. Then when he did ask for rain, he saw the cloud the size of a man’s hand and He believed that God had answered his prayer.

Don’t try to walk into the promises of God in your own strength. Learn the power of humble heartfelt prayer and confession before God and one another. He will cause you to prayer prayers of power over your homes, families and nations of the earth.



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