April 12th, 2014
POWER OF PRAYER
This was instilled in me since I can remember as a little boy. It is now a part of my
daily life now more than ever. In the world that we live in today, with chaos ,
suffering, and destruction, no one is safe. In order to survive, as well as endure the
challenges of this life, it’s nothing like the power of prayer.
Prayer can change things, but as the scripture James 2:26 For as the body without the
spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. ... from the King James Bible Online
(KJV Bible). Fromhttp://biblehub.com/kjvs/hebrews/11.htm Hebrews 11:1 states:
1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2. For by it the elders obtained a good report.
My mama and sister were praying women, who taught me that whatever I needed
From God, to ask him in. I was also taught that God knows who and what you
need better than we know ourselves. With that being said, prayer is necessary in our
lives to help us endure, overcome, conquer fears, injustices, and give us peace in the
time of need.
Some of you may be asking yourselves by now: “Why should I pray?” “When Should I
pray?” and “How should I pray”? Those are very good questions, and I will answer
them for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 says to pray without ceasing. We should pray
because just like M.C. Hammer’s song says, “We got to pray just to make it today!”
All of us in here have loved ones, some near, and some afar off. Some may be in the
armed services, or living in another state or country. The fact of the matter is that we
love them, and want them to be safe. These are some of the reasons why we should
pray, for God’s protection. In addition to this, it is an important part of communication
with the Lord Almighty. Just like you have to communicate in a relationship, whereas
if you don’t. The relationship will fall faster than a New York quarter. So will