I want to encourage you today. Never give up! Keep praying. Now is not the time to relent, but it’s time to press in and pray more than we ever have before!
Did you know that Prayer is a weapon?
2 Corinthians 10: 3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ….
The bible says that you should PRAY at all times!!! Why? Because prayer is the battle strategy you need to propel you to victory!
2 Corinthians 2:14 New King James Version
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ……….
Yes! That’s right! In Jesus, He leads YOU to triumph and the way you connect to Jesus and your victory is through prayer!
Put on the whole armor of God each day before you leave the house. Then as you walk, talk and breath, speak your prayers all throughout the day.
Ephesians 6:10-18 The Whole Armor of God
…………11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil………… 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to “resist” (stand against) in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness………….
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
I want to give you three keys to empower you this week!
- Pray in the Spirit by partnering with the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:24-28 NKJV
24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
- Prayer Ushers in Healing, and Miracles
James 5:16 NKJV 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 much.
3. Prayer gives us peace
Philippians 4:6-7 New Living Translation
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus
Prayer ushers in PEACE!
Prayer can do anything! Because with God all things are possible…
Your prayers that are fervent, passionate and done with a sincere heart are being heard. They are coming before the Father right now.
Prayer provides an unlimited access to the throne room of God! You are in communication with Jesus all day long!
Prayer fills us up!
Prayer heals us!
Prayer releases stress!
Prayer stirs up spiritual gifts!
Prayer changes things!
Prayer escorts miracles!
Instead of worry, instead of fear, instead of anxiety….PRAY! Partner with the Holy Spirit and pray the heart of Jesus!