Charles Spurgeon said, “True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that — it is a spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth”
Do I really need to remind you about the power of prayer? In Matthew 18:18-20, Jesus tells us about the power of prayer when he said, “Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Beloved of God, the power of prayer isn’t in the words you utter. It’s not about what you pray or even how you pray. Prayer can be defined as talking to God, but it is much more than that. Prayer is an act of worship that glorifies God and reinforces our need for Him. Through living a life of prayer, we communicate with the very source of and purpose for our existence.
I heard it said, “You better pray like you’re the third donkey trying board Noah’s Ark.” Ok, all jokes aside, God authentically invites, encourages, and desires for all of us to talk to him. We are invited to come to Him by faith, (James 1:5), with persistence (Luke 18:1), with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6), within His will (Matthew 6:10), and from a heart that is right with God (James 5:16).
My prayer for anyone who reads this message today is that with an open and humble heart communicate to God; tell Him everything and let Him in on what He already knows. 1 John 5:14-15 inspires and encourages us, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us — whatever we ask — we know that we have what we asked of him” (according to His will).
Jesus is at the prayer register; are you ready to tender your request(s)?