Prayers Series Part 1 – Power of Prayers
Prayers can do many beautiful things and are considered part of our lives. As believers of heavenly things, we believe prayer saves, heals, discerns, and shows miracles. So, we should not just ignore or forget to pray. Jesus taught his Disciples how to pray, King David prayed to ask for forgiveness, and many more characters in the Bible did the same thing.
(Go back to Prayer Series Introduction)
For any circumstances, give thanks to the LORD—PRAY
- Prayer is a commandment God would be worshiped above all else.
- Prayer is a request to God for something on our behalf.
- Prayer is food for thought that fills up our hungry spirits.
- Prayer is the medium of communication between God and us.
- Prayer is a token of thanks to our Almighty God.
- Prayer is a commitment to praising God.
- Prayer is an act that can separate good and evil deeds.
- Prayer can strengthen us from fear of losing our souls.
- Prayer is a defense against any temptations.
- Prayer clears our minds of worldly thoughts.
- Prayer magnifies our horizon that leads us in the right direction.
- Prayer may lead us to things we never knew before.
If you believe that God is the name of the LORD (“the I AM”) and the great provider of all your needs, then you submit all your wickedness and do not use the name of God in vain. Many people now use God, not as the name of God we worship but as a worldly expression.
Before, at an early age, I heard people saying when they saw something terrible happen, “My goodness?” Now it’s “OMG.” I cannot even write it in total words due to my respect for the Holy Name of our LORD God. Many changes happened in our generation that it became a part of our way of living.
I still remember before, people were greeting fellow believers, “may God be with you.” It became “peace be with you,” then changed to “peace,” then later made a “V sign,” which was replaced with “God bless you,” and now it was shortened to “God bless.” You can say it in utterance, by an act, and any form of greetings as long as you do it for the LORD. There are various explanations for these, but I leave it up to you.
If we submit our freedom of will to the Holy Spirit before we make any crucial decision or action, we may get a fruitful and profitable reaction. Submission, repentance, and confession are part of the truth we believe in. When we humble ourselves and acknowledge our faults, God is faithful and forgives us. We do not need an arsenal of prayers to be heard by the Father, and we do not need either repetitive or long flowery prayers. It is a must in public prayers to avoid prayer edifying oneself. We pray in public to lift one another to the LORD.
“You do what is right; will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door. The desire is to have you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4:7 New International Version (NIV) On Part 2, “Jesus, the Son of God, made way for us to know the Father (LORD). We will not be able to enter the kingdom of heaven if we do not follow the Father’s Will; Jesus said that. What is the will of the Father, then? Will there be a reward? Yes, there will be a reward.
Continue to read Part 2: An Act of Obedience
Part 1: Power of Prayers
Part 2: An Act of Obedience
Part 3: Act of Submission and Dependency
Part 4: Posture in Praying
Part 5: Answered Prayer
Part 6: House of Prayer
Part 7: In Jesus’ Name