Prayer Changes Things 6 Powerful Stories You Need To Know
Do you know how much prayer changes things? Are you one who underestimates the power of prayer? Learn how important prayer changes things through 6 powerful stories in the Bible that you can learn to follow on prayer. Remember this above ALL else PRAYER CHANGES EVERYTHING!
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Prayer is vital in your daily walk as followers of Jesus Christ. It is how you communicate one on one with your Heavenly Father. It should be considered the sacred time between you and God and taken very seriously.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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How Does The Power of Prayer Changes Things?
Can I ask you how much time you spend soaking in the power of prayer on a daily basis? If you are like me it is nowhere near enough as it should be.
I know how the power of prayer changes things yet convinced myself that my prayers aren’t as eloquent or powerful as other people’s prayers are.
Believe it or not but I have always been rather shy and have had trouble speaking in front of other people. I get so tongue-tied and filled with anxiety.
Power of Prayer Builds Friendships
For instance, I LOVE the ladies in my Lifegroup dearly but I feel that I’m so lacking in speech when speaking prayer out loud. It seems their words just flow endlessly and perfectly without even thinking about them.
Me on the other hand…not so much! I’m pointing a big ole finger at myself too!
Do you struggle with not being good enough or thinking you are less than others in their eyes? Why do you make things more difficult than they need to be?
Prayer is connecting with the Presence of the Holy Spirit
Prayer changes things because you are having an intimate conversation with your Heavenly Father! Through your prayer, you unleash the power of the Holy Spirit which is your conduit and the source of your power of prayer.
Do you realize when you are in prayer with God we are talking to your friend?
You come to know God more intimately
If you want to have a deeper relationship with God you must communicate with him. The more time you spend with him the more intimately you will know and understand him.
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15
Prayer Grows Your Faith
This is my personal opinion. I believe you get too comfortable thinking that God knows your needs anyway so why should you speak them aloud?
I mean God has you in the palms of his hands, right? Yes, this is true but he still wants you to be personable with him.
My Pastor did a sermon on the power of power and it was an eye-opener for me how he stated it…Live as if there is NO POWER unless you pray!
The Power Of Prayer Changes You
As you share your heart with God he is molding you and changing your heart to be more conformed to the image of His Son…Jesus. The more time you spend with Him the more you become like him. How?
- Your habits and lifestyles change.
- Your focus will be on the eternal not the things of this world.
- You will be thinking about yourself less and others more.
Power of Prayer in Good Times
Whatever your situation may be and whatever you may be going through God wants you to cast your cares to him. I know I’ve said this countless times but our greatest trials will become our greatest testimonies.
Prayer Changes Things in the hard times
Oftentimes, God will throw you into the deep end so your ONLY source will be to solely rely on him and him alone. God wants to hear you shout I need you and I can’t do this without You! God is building your faith and character.
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Though your prayers do not change God’s mind, He ordains prayer as a means to accomplish His will. Do you need prayer prompts to get you started?
You can be confident that God answers prayer and does change things, including your heart.
Bible Quotes for Prayer
Prayer changes things: 6 Biblical Stories of Prayer in the bible
I did research on stories taken from the bible to prove how prayer changes things. Some would argue that since God already knows how things will turn out (which in fact he does) so should you bother praying to begin with?
This being the case, however, doesn’t mean you can not go to Him in prayer about it. Never underestimate the power of Prayer worked in the following six stories so who are we to say he won’t do the same for us right?
Jesus’s Prayers Changes Things
So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me. John 11: 41
I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me. John 11: 42
When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out. John 11: 43
The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, Unbind him and let him go. John 11: 44
Jesus Taught Us The Power Of Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer:
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Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:9-13
Joshua’s Prayer Changes Things
At that time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel. “Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.” Joshua 10:12
And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stopped in the midst of heaven and did not hurry to set for about a whole day. Joshua 10:13
Moses’s Prayer Changes Things
But Moses implored the Lord his God and said, “O Lord, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Exodus 32:11
Why should the Egyptians say, ‘With evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your burning anger and relent from this disaster against your people. Exodus 32:12
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your offspring, and they shall inherit it forever. Exodus 32:13
And the Lord relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people. Exodus 32:14
Hannah’s Prayer Changes Things
And she said, “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. 1 Samuel 1:26
For this child, I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27
Elijah’s Prayer Changes Things
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months, it did not rain on the earth. James 5:17
Then he prayed again, and Heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. James 5:18
David’s Prayer Changes Things
And David built there an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel. 2 Samuel 24:25
I will be the first to admit that I need to spend more one-on-one time with God. Let’s be committed to prayer because prayer changes things and there is no greater love than God’s.
Do you see how the power of prayer changes things? You have access to God through the Holy Spirit. Allow His presence to guide you. Also, keep in mind as you pray to have faith in the promises of God. God may or may not answer your prayers how you hope but rest assured he will know what’s best for you. He loves you and you should be putting God first. I know the power of prayer transforms you from the inside out.
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