The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results (James 5:16b NLT).
I work hard at prayer because I believe prayer works. The Bible promises powerful results for the righteous person who prays sincerely and fervently. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not righteous enough to earn the answers to my prayers. No one is. It’s only because of the enormous price Jesus paid on the cross to secure my righteousness (right standing with God) that I have the privilege to come boldly to the Father with my requests. Continue reading
Welcome to WEEK TWO of the 40-DAY CHALLENGE. If you are just joining us, click here.
Last week, we practiced Step One: BE ALERT for prayer. I hope you’ve been watching for signs of God at work and listening for His voice, especially His whispers.
This week’s focus is on Step Two: Be SPECIFIC when you ASK.
Back in high school, I took karate. Our training included hand- to-hand free sparring. No protective pads allowed. Yikes! Plus, I was in a class with all guys and easily outmuscled. But the instructor coached me to use my opponent’s size and strength against him. In other words, I was to channel the attacker’s force into a powerful counter-attack. To my surprise, this strategy worked! Continue reading
Devote yourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
This is Week One in our 40 Day Challenge and we are focusing on Being Alert. If you want to be watchful and alert for prayer, the first step is simply remembering to pray. I like to find practical ways to weave prayer into my days.
Prayer triggers, or visual reminders to pray, are a great way to remain watchful and alert. Continue reading