What happens when we pray? I’m glad you asked. Allow me to first say it seems as though people no longer believe that God is the same God as He was in the Bible days (as some exclaimed) because we do not see manifestation of some of the miraculous activity that took place back in the days of old you know when He parted the Red Sea so that the children of Israel can walk on dry land ( Exodus 14:21-22); or how bout when he sent manna from heaven so they can have food to eat ( Exodus 16:14-18); or what bout the widow woman who husband had died and the debtor wanted to come and take her two sons, God provided a flow of oil that only ceased when she ran out of jars ( 2 Kings 4:1-7). Let’s see, what about the manner for which Jesus was conceived ( Matt 1:18-25) or when He raised Lazarus from the dead ( John 11:43), or when he opened blinded eyes ( John 9:6-7), or when he healed a man that had been tormented by a legion of demons ( Mark 5:1-13), or what about the man name Eutychus, that was brought back to life after he fell to his death as he fell asleep sitting in the window ( Acts 20:9-10). I can go on and on, but I think you get the picture. God is still the same God and He tells us for a reason that “If my people who are called by my name would humble themselves and PRAY…. (2 Chronicles 7:14). Let’s stop right there! God has not changed, but we have.
God is still the God of the supernatural because He is a supernatural God and if we confess to serve a Supernatural God then shouldn’t we operate in the supernatural? Let me answer that for you, Yes, we should but it all begins with prayer. It begins with seeking His face and turning from our wicked ways… We often want to see the manifestation of this or that, but we often do not won’t to spend time praying for the manifestation. We say we’re waiting on God, but do you know the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in you to do what Jesus did and greater (John 14:12), heal the sick, raise the dead, come on somebody! Jesus spent much time in prayer, do you?
This is what happens when we have a conversation with God (pray), just to name a few:
* It changes things- The whole Bible
* The Lord will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land – 2 Chron 7:14
* Gives you access to the King – Esther 5:1-2
* God listens, and He acts -Jeremiah 29:12
* Causes a sudden change in your situation – Acts 16:25-26
* You will experience the peace of God that surpasses all understanding… – Phil 4:6
* Access given to the throne of our Gracious God to receive mercy and obtain grace …-Hebrews 4:16
* Has great power and produces wonderful results- James 5:16 NLT
* We will receive what we ask for according to His will -1 John 5:14-15
Now in being reminded of the importance of prayer, let’s pray!
As you start and end your day with prayer, allow this song to bless you!