SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST, 2020
THEME: Use The Power Of Prayer
PASSAGE: James 5:13-18
HYMN: MHB 540 COME, my soul, thy suit prepare
MEMORY VERSE: James 5:15 “And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”
Power is the ability or right to control people or events. It is also the position one assumes to rule or to influence the decision-making process of government. It can also be an ability to do something.
In society, people often say “I will deal with you with my power.” In the days of King Ahab, when the worship of Baal became paramount in Israel, Prophet Elijah used the power of prayer and fasting to declare three and half years of drought. As a result of this, there was a famine in the land of Israel which also made Prophet Elijah reverse his decision of no rain. That power was given to Elijah by God because he was God’s servant. Remember all the 16 miracles of this great prophet? The power of prayer did it!
In Joshua chapter 10, Joshua used the power of prayer to ask the sun to stand at Gibeon and the moon at Aijalon. The two heavenly elements obeyed the voice of Joshua and the world’s calendar was altered! Speak the Word of God in prayer and see what will happen. Don’t depend on your own effort or ability.
Unfortunately, many Christians don’t believe in the power of prayer and that is why they pray amiss. Those who pray fervently see and enjoy the power of prayer all because “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man/woman availeth much” (James 5:16). Moses used such power to divide the Red Sea and Elisha used it to divide and cross the River Jordan twice. They are people like us. Jesus even said that we can do greater things than He did if we have faith.
Wake up from your slumber and unbelief now and use the power in prayer to save the church and humanity from extinction. As you pray today for that thing, you shall receive an answer to your prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.
PRAYER: Oh Lord my God, don’t allow me to pray amiss, but let all my prayers and supplications come unto Thy Throne for I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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