Read: James 5:16-18

Memory Verse
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16)

A Christian prayingOne thing I have come to understand in my walk with God is that He wants us to always talk to him about everything we are going through in prayer. Many Christians believe that there is no need for much prayer as long as you give your life to Christ. They believe that since God know all things, then there is no need for intense prayers; all we need do is to trust in him and give thanks. Beloved, I believe we need to trust in God. I also believe that we need to always give him thanks, but beyond that there is need for fervent prayers, there is need to tell Jesus everything we are going through daily, there is need to pray and tarry in prayers until something happens.

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1)

Prayer is an essential ingredient without which our walk with God will be in jeopardy. Not only that, if we say we trust in God but shy away from prayers, we would only be spectators in the open playing field of signs and wonders. The disciple of Jesus did not understand the power of prayers when their master was still with them; they were mere spectators. They brought them a demon possessed but they couldn’t cast out the demons (Mark 9:17-29).  Soon after Jesus departed from them and the Holy Spirit started inspiring them to pray, signs and wonders begin to happen. One day, Peter was put into prison, but other disciples went into prayer on his behalf, the miraculous that follow was recorded:

“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.” (Acts 12:5 – 7)

Beloved don’t just say you are trusting in the Lord, learn to do so by immersing yourself in fervent prayers. Tell him everything you want him to do for you or for the person you are praying for. Don’t stop until he has answered you. Remember to give him thanks before and after every prayer session. Very soon you will know that prayer works wonders if you faint not.

Prayer works wonders but sin hinders answers to prayer (Psalm 66:18, Isaiah 59:1-2). If you will like to give your life to Jesus Christ (or re-dedicating yourself to him) so that you can be forgiven of all your sins, please say this short prayer of salvation.
Prayer Point

Lord of heaven and the earth, my life and all my affairs I commit into your hand, please take total and absolute control. Open my heart of understanding and give me the grace to always pray without ceasing in Jesus name.