“When we continually turn to the power of prayer and have faith in prayer, we can and will move mountains.”
– from UNMASKED: The Power of Courage and Vulnerability to Live Free No More Settling, Shame or Self-Betrayal by Katy Huff
Have you ever wondered about the power of prayer?
Why do you pray? What’s the purpose in it? Does God really hear your prayer
What’s the point in continually turning to prayer? Why should you have faith in prayer?
In Paul’s letter to the church of Philippi, he writes to the Philippians:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7, ESV)
Prayer is our communication with God, and He wants us to turn to Him in all things.
Just as you communicate and turn to your family and friends in the good and bad times, God wants you to turn to Him and tell Him.
Charles Spurgeon said this about the power of prayer:
“As well could you expect a plant to grow without air and water as to expect your heart to grow without prayer and faith.”
Think intently about what Spurgeon said, though.
Do you have plants? Do you water them? Do they have air pouring into them?
What happens when they miss out on water and air?
They slowly wither away.
The same happens with us as Christians when we do not pray.
Even Jesus Himself continually turned to prayer and had faith in prayer.
In His earthly ministry, Jesus continuously made time to pray to the Father, even after performing miracles.
Here’s some examples of where we see this throughout His ministry:
“After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.” – Matthew 14:23
“After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray.” – Mark 6:46
“It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.” – Luke 6:12
It was while Jesus was praying that He was arrested, which would lead to His crucifixion.
In the final moments before He died on the cross, Jesus turned to prayer and prayed, “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing,” (Luke 23:34).
If the Savior of the world continuously turned to prayer, so should you.
The same God that heard Jesus’ prayer on the cross and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the same God that hears your prayers and the same power that can and will move mountains in your life.
No matter what you face in life, continually turn to the power of prayer and have faith in prayer
**Parts of this blog post are from UNMASKED: The Power of Courage and Vulnerability to Live Free No More Settling, Shame or Self-Betrayal by Katy Huff