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How Powerful Is the Power of Prayer? How Can We Gain It?

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  1. Jane White

    Jane White New Member

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    How Powerful Is the Power of Prayer? How Can We Gain It?
    The Bible records many stories in which situations take a turn for the better and problems are solved through the power of prayer.

    Lord Jesus said, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24).

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    First, the power of prayer is so great.
    Jehovah God said, “Then shall you call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you” (Jeremiah 29:12). God straightforwardly told us that as long as we genuinely call out and pray to Him, He will accomplish everything we ask for. Indeed, the Bible records many stories in which situations take a turn for the better and problems are solved through the power of prayer. For example, when God gave a revelation to Noah and let him make an ark, though he had never seen what an ark looked like, through sincerely praying to God, he miraculously built a big ark under God’s guidance and enlightenment, and when the world was destroyed by flood his family of eight survived. When Joshua led the people of Israel to attack Jericho, it was through praying that they finally won the victory. It was also through praying that the people of Nineveh gained God’s mercy and weren’t destroyed by God, able to go on living. When Esther and her Israeli compatriots fasted and prayed for three days and nights, Jehovah God heard their prayers and helped them be spared a catastrophe. From all this, we can see how great the power of prayer is. When we sincerely offer up prayers to God and look up to Him with our hearts, something marvelous and unexpected will happen—the power of prayer is indeed that great and prayer is extremely important. All this gives us a message: As Christians, regardless of whether it is in our life or work or when we encounter other things, as long as we sincerely pray to God and learn to rely on God, God will surely listen to our prayers and solve the difficulties we face, thus allowing us to feel His real existence.
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  2. Miss Hepburn

    Miss Hepburn Well-Known Member

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    Gee whiz, I don't even have to pray anymore...hahaha, tho, I do...what I mean is ...since I have a close intimate relationship
    with God...my gosh, I can just think of something...and there it is within minutes...OH my, the examples I could give...
    but they are so extraordinarily, ridiculously, impossible things ...not one person could really believe me.
    So I'm not asking for anything...He simply knows my need.

    Ok, I will give only one example, ha and this is not the most amazing, this is everyday stuff to me...but, it is a
    more relatable story of not even needing to ask God or pray to our Father for something.

    I was stuck...I HAD to go out of state and 'get' my mother, 88,...and within 2 weeks, no less!,... in the winter, mountains
    in between us.
    Oh brother. And she was a pill!! Meaning one tough cookie!
    She could not live with me...pet conflicts and really no room.
    I never looked once or picked up a phone to look for a place for her, never asked God for anything...why?
    Because I knew my Heavenly Father would take of it.
    That is the confidence I have in Him.

    Playoff Sunday, I get a call: 'OMG, come to this Bronco party...there is a guy that has a place for your mom!'
    I got a house, 325 footsteps from my front door...."of course".
    In a city of 500,000 people.
    Was I surprised?...not one bit...was I amazed? Not one bit....this is business as usual when you 100% rely on the Lord...
    you adore Him and He adores you...and you know He hears every thought in your head...knows your confidence in Him.

    There are WAY more amazing impossible things He has pulled out of His Hat......so, relying on God or answered prayers are
    as common as relying on your son when you say, "Pick up some milk."....
    Well, more reliable than that one...bad example. ;)
     
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  3. Miss Hepburn

    Miss Hepburn Well-Known Member

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    The power of prayer...how does it work? Believe. :)
    Life, God, prayer really are this simple.
     
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