The Power of Prayer
Isaiah 35:4 “Tell everyone who is discouraged, be strong & don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue…..”
Today, more than any other, we need to reach out to each other in love & pray, for, even though we don’t have a building to go to, we do have an all-powerful, all-loving God who walks with us & rescues us from the worries of this life. As Christians, we believe in our resurrected Saviour who suffered for a very good reason – a powerful, life-giving, life-renewing reason -and for that reason alone, we are empowered to look life in the eyes with love & courage.
In this season of public health crisis it is now time for us, as Christ’s followers, to truly go on the offensive & unleash the power of prayer because Christ told us to put all our petitions & requests to God our Father & He would answer us.
A number of Bible passages tell us to pray. As you read each one today, pray for healing for those who you know who are sick (James 5:14-15); pray for strength for those who are suffering (3 John 1:2); pray for provision, both financial & physical, for those in need (Phil. 4:19); pray for a spirit of peace to come over the world (1 Tim. 2:1-2); pray in unity with other believers (Matt. 18:20); & pray without ceasing (1 Thess.5:16-18).
We thank you for the Power of your Word & your presence in our lives.
We thank you that no weapon formed against us will prosper,
for greater are You who is in us, than he who is in the world.
We give you thanks that we can come to you in prayer & you will answer us.
We pray today that you will cast out every threat & accusation,
cruelty & illness which attacks our world.
We praise you that nothing is impossible with you,
that You are loving & gracious, full of mercy & might.
We trust in you alone, to rise up strong on our behalf.
Thank you that you are our Defender & Strong Tower,
Our refuge & Strength.
Thank you that you fight for us today, & in our weakness you make us strong.
In the name of our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ, we pray.