Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Power of Prayer

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

Before modern-day, electronically controlled engines, our automobiles needed regular “tune ups.” New plugs, points, condenser, and timing adjustment. The purpose of the tune up was to to keep the engine running smoothly and powerfully. Prayer is like that too. We need tune ups from time to time.

Sometimes our prayers lack consistency. It’s feast or famine; desert or oasis. For some, it’s a dry season, briefly interrupted by a refreshing rain of fellowship with God.

Sometimes our prayers lack sincerity. Those prayers are rigid, hollow, memorized, dull, vacuous. Even when prayed daily, they are more liturgical than life-like. 

Sometimes our prayers lack honesty. In our hearts, there is a debate as to if our prayers really make a difference. Or perhaps we question whether or not the God in heaven even listens. Or we reckon that since He knows and controls everything, what difference does my prayer make anyway.

Sometimes our prayers seem awkward and feeble.  

Sometimes our prayers are lackluster, unimaginative, dull, or as kids say today, “Boring!”

It’s a good thing that prayer isn’t about us, it’s about God. The power of prayer is not in the one speaking, but in the One hearing. And that makes all the difference in the world!

We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will. John 9.31

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