The effectual prayers of the righteous availeth much.
Prayer is the power that produces our praises unto God our Father. Our praise along with our petitions and supplications from the highest mountain to the lowest valley enters His nostrils as sweet incense, with His ears wide open.
Looking within society its way of life and the chaos, that surrounds us with murder, hatred, malice, evilness, and all forms of unrighteousness revealed, is because prayer has been taken out of everything: from the home, to the schoolhouse, to the workplace, to the White House, prayer no longer exists. Some churches are no longer participating in corporate prayer, that's why God said in 2 Chronicles 7:14, If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.
As we begin to consider the power of prayer, let us commence with Moses and the children of Israel when they packed-up and left Egypt by Pharaoh's command. Pharaoh reconsidered and decided to take his army and go after the Israelites. However, God intervened and divided the waters, leading the children of Israel safely on dry land to the other side under the Jordan River while on the other hand, when the children of Israel completed their journey the waters began to descend upon Pharaoh's army and they were, destroyed: and drowned. Great Jehovah, El Elyon, God Almighty heard Moses prayers nd came to the rescue "The Power of Prayer."
Secondly, Daniel and the three Hebrew children, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, were-thrown into the fiery furnace, for refusing to bow to the image of Nebuchadnezzar's god. King Nebuchadnezzar was astounded, of what he saw in the furnace, rose up in haste, and spoke saying unto his counsellors, "did we not cast three me bound into the mist of the fire? They answered and said unto the King, true O king". He answered and said, "Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God." Prayer, Hallelujah, prayernot only has powerto make things right, but it has thepower to change things.
Let us not forget about Brother Job. Satan was going about, seeking whom he could devour. God asked him, "have you seen my servant Job?" Satan answered, Yes, but you have your hedge around him, and he is well protected. Therefore, the LORD, allowed satan to testJob and told him all that Job has it is in his power, except his life. Job went through and he passed the test. We don't know exactly how long he endured being tested, but in the end, God blessed Job with twice as much as he had in the beginning. Prayer brings on a change and prepares you for what you cannot see, nor what your ears are able to hear, nor what your heart can perceive, for what He has in store for them that love Him. Nevertheless, God is always right there with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you, for that is His promise and the Power of Prayer.
In addition, let us remember, that the word of God reminds us to "pray without ceasing". I Thessalonians 5:17. Thereby, what He has done for others, He will do for you. Rest assured His word in Isaiah 53:5 speaks loud, "but He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes, we are healed". If we pray without ceasing, and do His will, He will not allow us to die in the winter, for He is preparing our seasons with grace, more knowledge, greater wisdom and clear understanding while Jehovah Rapha, the God that heals strengthens us to make us whole that we will endure.
Now, moreover, when we are down on our knees, petitioning to God for our wayward child to return home, or at least get his or her life together and begin petitioning and focusing on God, we call, on the Great Elohim, All Mighty God, Elohei Tehillati, the God of my praise. Elohei Yishi, God of my salvation, please save my child and bring him/her back home. Nevertheless, while they are away keep him/her protected with your angels of mercy, and keep him/her covered in your precious blood.
I guarantee you that just as the father of the prodigal son prayed for the return of his son and not knowing that the son decided to return home: The son prayed, hoping that his father would receive him. Even if he were received, as a servant in his father's home, it would have been better to be a servant than waddling in the pig's pen. Thus, when the father saw his son afar off, he ran and approached his son with open arms and told his servants to prepare a party for his lost son has returned home. The son approached his father with words of repentfulness and a heart filled with gratitude. If God will change the prodigal son's heart, I know He will change your child's heart also. Just give it time, for prayer changes things, and God is always right on time.
More importantly, when your family is in a total disarray and communication does not exist; the children are fighting, the cat is chasing the dog, and you and your spouse cannot seem to get it together, do not worry, HELP, is on the way. I have a friend you can call any hour of any day. His number is never busy so, you can call Him anytime. You may hear other rings, (ring, ring, ring, ring), but He is able to answer every ring and He always has time for one more call. Do not fret, do not be shy, just call Him up and tell Him what you want. Remember this is a friend of mine and His name is Jesus. Moreover, He is a counselor, attorney, judge and a doctor too; in fact, He is my chief physician. He can be a plumber, a cabinetmaker, a way maker, helping you find whatever you need when you need it. This friend of mine sticks closer than a brother, sister, mother, or father, He is there for you. Furthermore, whatsoever, you need from Him I guarantee you He is the one to call. He will never lead you astray, and He definitely will not forsake you. My friend, Jesus is just a prayer away, so call Him up and tell Him what you want.
Now in final words I speak with assurance that whatever storm may arise or the winds fail to cease, when the road is rough and the going gets tough, the hills are hard to climb and it feels like you just cannot make it, Pray, and hold on to tGod's unchanging hand, for God sees your tears, He hears your cries and He knows your heart, and in times like these, we all need a LORD to depend on and a Savior to save us. John 3:16 says, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life."
The effectual fervent prayers of the righteous availeth much.
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