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The Power of Prayer

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

Prayer is how we show our thankfulness to God, and we ask Christ for guidance to do the Father’s will. Prayer shows our need for Christ, and it shows our faith. How can get through life if we don’t pray, because we depend on the Lord for everything with a thankful heart. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:23-24)

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26) The Lord helps us pray through the Spirit, because we don’t fully know what we need. This is a blessing because the Lord knows what we need in any situation, and it is amazing that God helps us in our prayers. If we truly know how much we are helped by the Father, by Christ, and by the Spirit; we would be thankful all day.

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6) When we pray it is a closeness to God, and it’s between the Father and us. We pray in private so we can concentrate and focus on God. The Pharisees prayed in public to be seen by people which is prideful; but we pray with a humble thankful heart; after all we are talking to God which is blessing.

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41) We pray and ask the Lord to keep us from falling into Satan’s temptations, and to have divine power from Christ to live in victory over Satan. We watch and when are tempted, we call on Christ before we entertain sinful thoughts. We depend to Christ to keep sin away and we call on Him when Satan attacks.

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) We commune with the Lord throughout our day, with a thankful heart for everything.

Today commune with the Lord, and spend time alone in prayer with a thankful heart.

Prayer: Lord thank you for the privilege of prayer, and I depend on you to get through each day doing your will. In Jesus name, Amen.