THE POWER OF PRAYER
Why should we pray?
. Prayer is the simplest of acts. It is simply speaking to God.
. The power of the eternal world have been placed in prayer, the power to confront the impossibility and change it to possibility.
. Prayer is the believers weapon of war.
. Prayer is not begging God to do something he is loath to do.
. Prayer has the power to change us.
. Elijah prayed earnestly that it might not rain and for three years and six months it didn’t rain on the earth (“1 king 18:41-46).
. Elijah prayed ceaselessly for seven days for rain to fall and God responded his prayer request by opening the doors of heaven for the rain to flow on earth .
. The Lord Jesus is the one who enters into our drought of our spiritual life .
. This the rain we pray for. We pray that God will forgive our sins.
. We pray that God would restore our soul with sweet rain of blessing .
. Elijah was a man like us , and he prayed earnestly for God to answer his request .
. Prayer remind us that we Need God help and must pray earnestly for God to fulfill our request.
. Elijah faced the same challenge that we face, but his faith was able to rise above depression and defeat.
. Faith is able to pray with confidence and trust.
God will do what is good for us .
Prayer give us strength in our faith in God
Prayer need to be the breath we need
Prayer helps share our burden with God
Prayer is asking God for help and healing
The prayer of a righteous man and woman is powerful and effective.( “James 5:17-18)