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The Power of Prayer

Prayer is one of our most powerful weapons as believers. In fact, Paul speaks of prayer in the chapter where he talks about the armor of God. In Ephesians 6, after listing our defenses against Satan, he starts to talk about prayer. Not only that, but James tells us that the prayers of the righteous avails much. The power of prayer is evident throughout the entire Bible and should reflect so in our everyday lives.

In II Corinthians 10, we learn about what our weapons can do.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. II Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV

Prayer has the power to pull down strongholds and shift our thoughts into alignment with God’s word. Not only does prayer impact our thoughts, but it can also change every area of our lives. I John 5:14-15 tell us that we will receive what we ask for in prayer. Even beyond ourselves, our prayers have the power to impact entire nations.

If My people who are called by name will humble themselves, and pray and seek and My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV

If I haven’t already convinced you that your prayers are powerful, I’d like to direct your attention to one more scripture. This Scripture is God speaking directly to His people. There is nothing more convincing than what God has to say about prayer from His lips.

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12 NKJV

There is nothing more powerful that having the ear of God. When we pray, he listens, and He is the most powerful being in the universe.

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