THE POWER OF PRAYER
Kathy Bernard - Publisher
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honor him. - Psalm 91:15
often we tend to be too busy to spend a little time alone with our
Heavenly Father. Perhaps we are too involved with our present lives to
spend our time through prayer. Or we pray by rote, mouthing
old prayers which leaves us free to explore other thoughts while we
pray by memory, becoming fervent only when we are asking for special
favors or materialistic things. When all goes well for us we are
inclined to forget God until life takes a bad turn. Then we remember
to fervently pray to God for His help, usually after we have tried in vain to “fix”
our problems and miserably failed.
a direct line to God though Our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a time
when we can thank Him for waking us up in the morning, giving us
another beautiful day to enjoy and all the wonderful things He has
given to make us happy. And when we pray it should not be hollow
echoes with strong materialistic overtones. Prayers should be
tempered by reverence and honor. Daily prayer establishes a strong
link and when we face dire problems, we should go to Our Father
because we are in His Grace and we implore Him to help
us. We must go to Our Father as little children go to their earthly
fathers when they are in trouble. Nothing is too big or too
terrible that we cannot bring our needs to our Lord in prayer, for
truly a merciful and loving God.
prayer we lay all our proverbial cards on the table and say to God
that we are sorry if we have sinned and, with His help, we will repent for
the things we did wrong. It is the time to let God, who already
knows our hearts, into our lives through prayer. We must go to
Him in times of trouble and times of good for He wants us to share all things no
matter how small. And He is never too busy to let us know He is
there for He is always available to us. In His mercy, when we are
suffering or wrestling with life’s problems, He will give us comfort
in big and small ways to let us know He loves and cares for each one us. It may be a phone
call out of the blue from a loved one, a chance meeting with an old
friend; something that lets us know He is right there with us
offering enough comfort to make life bearable again.
we must pray with a contrite heart and humble ourselves
before God, knowing that we are
unworthy that He should care that much for us. Through prayer we
with our Almighty Father. We know this because if we are serious in our
prayers, serious in our love for Him, the Holy Spirit touches our
hearts in a way that is unmistakably from God Himself. Through
our love we pass our
burdens which are heavy on our human shoulders to God Who says, ”Come
all ye who are heavily laden and I will give you rest”.
do not pray we miss out on a special and vital relationship with
God. Knowing this, we must nurture it to keep our relationship alive and new in our lives.
He wants us to tell Him about our problems and desires for He is never
too busy to help us; showing love and caring. If we are worried
about something, be assured He will fix it for us IF it is good for us. He
does not require a college degree or fancy words to listen to us for
He already knows everything about each of us.
All He asks of us is that our prayers are from the heart.
Christ told us that when we pray to God to use His name (Jesus),
and what we ask will be given to us. It is truly a wonderful thing
to know Someone who can get us through the door straight to our
But Jesus is a mighty Friend. For not one of us is worthy to speak to
Almighty God on our own. And Jesus Christ died on the cross to
give us that right. So Christ is our intercessor and He pronounced
us worthy by shedding His blood for us. It is indeed a powerful Friend
we have in Jesus.
are not here on earth for a perfect life but to prepare ourselves
for eternity. Our present life is an imperfect one at best. God
does not want us unhappy here but this is just a “pass through” life
to get to our eternal home one day where there are no more worries, no more
suffering, no more tears, no growing old, no fears, no more
dying or any of the frightening things we earthly beings face.
does God really answer prayers? Yes, He does. There are many
unexplained miracles that happen through prayer for God is a loving
God. And if we are in his friendship we have a right to the comfort
He so mercifully gives to us. Sometimes we ask for things that
are not good and He says "no" as when we say "no" to our
children when something is dangerous for them. Many times in
retrospect we can see that God was right in His refusal to grant our
prayer. What we asked for may have been
disastrous or sinful
that we are here for
a Heavenly reason... to prepare ourselves by living the life God created
for us, by praying daily to honor God, and getting ourselves ready for
a glorious eternal life. That is God’s main interest; to gather to Himself
all those of us who have lived the way He taught for all eternity.
One day He is going to take all of us home
where we will live forever in joy and eternal happiness. Thanks be to Almighty God!!
Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire,
so will it
be at the end of the age.
The Son of Man
His angels, and they will collect out of His kingdom all
of sin and all who do evil, and they will throw them into the furnace
there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the
will shine like the
in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears
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