QUESTION: The power of prayer – How do I utilize it?
ANSWER: The power of prayer relies on the assurance that the God of the Universe is listening to you. Since prayer is a two-way communication between you and God, you will always receive an answer to your prayers! It might be YES, NO, or NOT YET. This may surprise you, but unanswered prayer does not exist. Sometimes, we feel like God has not answered, but the reality is that sometimes we don’t like the answer we’ve received.
How can I say powerful prayers? The Bible gives several principles regarding the power of prayer:
- Bring glory to God.In the Bible, we read a simple yet sincere prayer that brought glory to God. Elijah prayed, “O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” Prayers don’t have to be long and elaborated, they just have to come from our hearts and give glory to God.