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Got To Get Myself Together – Why Is Prayer So Important?

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Why is prayer so important?

Prayer not only lets us grow closer to our Father in heaven, but also allows him to release to us and through us his power. In James 5:16 it says “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (KJV).”

An effective prayer life can have a huge impact on not only our own individual life, but on the lives of those around us. Through prayer we can have an impact on our local community, our country and the world.

Prayer enables spiritual growth and opens the door for the Lord to impart spiritual power. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not (KJV).”

It opens the door for salvation. In Act 2:42 it says, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” and Act 2:47 says, “Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved (KJV).”

Prayer opens the way for miracles. Act 12:5-7 teaches us,  Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.  And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands (KJV).”

We should pray and believe for wisdom. James 1:5-6 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed”. (KJV)

If you lack boldness ask the Lord to give you it. (Act 4:29-30)

We should always pray with determination and faith, believing for the Lord to do mighty works through us and through those we are praying for. We should always pray in line with the will of God and his word.

Prayer is important to the spiritual growth and development of a believer’s life.

  1. Scott
    July 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

    So many find peace in prayer. It’s the one thing that crosses all religions.

    • gingerlondon
      July 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      I agree Scott. Thanks for reading.

  2. July 14, 2015 at 10:42 am

    This is a great reminder of adding prayer back into my life. I used to be much more dedicated to my daily prayer, but it has been missing for some time now. You’ve inspired me to take more time in my life for prayer 🙂

    • gingerlondon
      July 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks for reading Rachel. Maybe you will consider joining me for my Fasting For A Breakthrough 21 Days Challenge. You join by fasting and praying or just praying for 21 days. You can join us here, it starts July 19th https://www.facebook.com/groups/GTGMTChallenge2013/

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