Prayer That Works

by Mark T. Hancock · 1 comment

Seems like, in Christian circles, we talk a lot about prayer.  Along with Bible Study, worship, and a few other disciplines it is heralded  as a vital organ in the Body of Believers.

“Prayer without ceasing”, as Paul talked about (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Phillipians 4:6), is not burdensome prayer that separates us from the world, but enlightening and ongoing fellowship that positions us to change the world.

Prayer that changes things flows in an ongoing conversation with God.  We don’t “go to prayer” because we never leave it.  Our lives carry the very will of God as we are in continued fellowship with Him.

There is, of course, a place for dedicated prayer closet prayer.  When we leave a dedicated time of prayer, no matter how short, it centers us in His plan and we are able to continue in fellowship so that He can advance the Kingdom THROUGH US!   We become the agents of change (ambassadors) as we walk out that for which the Father has prepared us.

We don’t pray so that God has more power to do what He wants to do – He is already All-Powerful!  We pray so that WE are empowered BY HIM to do what He wants US to do.  We carry the instructions received “in the closet” and “on the go” to engage the world as we are sent for His purposes, in constant fellowship as partners with God.

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Jeremy July 9, 2009 at 10:05 am

Well said. Amen.

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